Selman Waksman's Antibiotics Work Recognized by the ACS


Selman WaksmanIn 1985 the American Chemical Society (ACS) designated the research on antibiotics by Selman Waksman as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.  Waksman and his group located at Rutgers College had produced the antibiotic streptomycin which was used to treat tuberculosis and many other diseases.

There are plaques signifying this great achievement in two locations at Rutgers New Brunswick: Martin Hall on the Cook Campus and the Waksman Institute on the Busch Campus.  The ACS web page provides a condensed biography of Selman Waksman.  Waksman won the Nobel Prize in 1952.

Here's a link for other pictures taken at the Waksman Institute on the Rutgers Busch Campus.