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Selman Waksman and Antibiotics

Martin Hall, Cook College, Rutgers University, 1936-1952

 

—National Historic Chemical Landmark —

 
Selman Waksman and Antibiotics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matthew Drews, October 31, 2016
1. Selman Waksman and Antibiotics Marker
Inscription.
Martin Hall
Cook College
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
1936-1952

Here, in Martin Hall, Selman A. Waksman and his students isolated antibiotics produced by actinomycetes, most notably streptomycin, the first effective pharmaceutical treatment for tuberculosis, cholera, and typhoid fever. They also isolated neomycin, used as a topical antibacterial agent. These discoveries emerged from Waksman's research program, which developed novel screening protocols for detecting antimicrobial agents in the soil. Waksman received a Nobel prize in 1952 for "ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the soil microbes" that led to the discovery of streptomycin.
 
Erected 2005 by The American Chemical Society.
 
Location. 40° 28.85′ N, 74° 26.317′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Lipman Dr, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Lipman Dr, New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milestones in Microbiology (a few steps from this marker); The Indian Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ravine Bridge
Marker view from Lipman Dr. image. Click for full size.
By Matthew Drews, October 31, 2016
2. Marker view from Lipman Dr.
Marker is to the left of the door to Martin Hall.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple (approx. ¾ mile away); Guest House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); College Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Brunswick Civil War Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Martin Hall image. Click for full size.
By Matthew Drews, October 31, 2016
3. Martin Hall
 
 
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