Medicine: Streptomycin Pays

Dr. Selman A. Waksman, 60, discoverer of streptomycin and neomycin (TIME, April 4), has dreamed for years of better facilities for hunting new antibiotics and for teaching others to join in the search. Last week streptomycin and the generosity of Scientist Waksman brought the dream near reality. Rutgers University announced that Dr. Waksman had turned over his patent rights to the Rutgers Research and Endowment Foundation.

From payments already received Rutgers will build a $1,000,000 Institute of Microbiology (study of living organisms too small for the naked eye to see) on the campus at New Brunswick. Also on hand or in sight...

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