Domagk, Fleming, Waksman and the Third Man.
What do these people have in common and who is the third man?
The Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded for discovery of three different antibiotics:
- To Gerhard Domagk for prontosil rubrum in 1939.
- To Alexander Fleming for the discovery of penicillin in 1945.
- To Selman Waksman for the discovery of streptomycin in 1952.
Fleming is still famous. You may have heard of Waksman. Domagk is largely forgotten.
If you want to know what this music has to do with antibiotics, you'll have to read to the end of the tutorial!
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