Medicine: Strepto-Settlement

The researchers who worked together for seven years to discover the wonder-drug streptomycin, and then had a falling-out last year (TIME, March 20), finally patched up their difference in a New Jersey court. With the approval of Judge E. Thomas Schettino, Rutgers University's famed Microbiologist Selman Abraham Waksman, who has earned close to $400,000 in royalties from the drug, last week acknowledged that his former laboratory assistant Albert Schatz is "entitled to credit legally and scientifically as co-discoverer of streptomycin." Earnest young (30) Dr. Schatz in turn retracted his charge that Waksman had practiced "fraud and duress" in depriving him of...

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