Selman Waksman and Antibiotics Historical

Selman Waksman and Antibiotics Historical (HM1VHB)

Location: New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 28.85', W 74° 26.317'

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

—National Historic Chemical Landmark —

Martin Hall
Cook College
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

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.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe American Chemical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 547581 N 4481278
Decimal Degrees40.48083333, -74.43861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 28.85', W 74° 26.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 28' 51" N, 74° 26' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)732, 908
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , New Brunswick NJ 08901, US
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