waksman, selman abraham

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Waksman   (wāks'mən)  Pronunciation Key 
Ukrainian-born American microbiologist who pioneered the development of antibiotics. His discoveries included streptomycin (1944), the first drug effective against tuberculosis. He received the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1952.
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