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  • n  an antibiotic produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus and used to treat tuberculosis

  • People are always asking greying Microbiologist Selman Abraham Waksman, 60, how he discovered the wonder drug streptomycin in 1943.
  • Five-year-old streptomycin, like others of the "wonder drugs," has its drawbacks (PTI, March 1).
  • The custodian of the nation's meager supply of streptomycin was on the hot seat.
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  • George F. Will: Prudent behavior better than medicine
    Streptomycin may have produced only 3 percent of the reduction of TB, but our cultural bias is toward the improved-health-through-medical-intervention model.
    March 13, 2014 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
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    Of 875 isolates, 165 (19%) were resistant to at least one common antibiotic. The most common resistance pattern, found in 51 (31%) of the resistant isolates, was resistance to at least ampicillin, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, and tetracycline.
    March 12, 2014 - Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

  • Bill McLaren in AFP
    I was desperately ill and fading fast when the specialist asked five of us to be guinea pigs for a new drug called Streptomycin,McLaren said in 2001. "Three of the others died but I made what amounted to a miracle recovery."
  • Emperor Akihito in Mainichi Daily News
    I am one of those who took medicines such as streptomycin and hydrazide to overcome the disease,the Emperor said at an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, the 60th Anti-Tuberculosis National...

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