Dr. Selmam A. Waksman, discoverer of streptomycin, today received the 1952 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. Tomorrow he will deliver his prize lecture at the Swedish National Museum.
Before leaving the United States for the trip to Sweden, Dr. Waksman revealed the isolation of two new antibiotics. The first, called candicidin, attacks fungus growths while the second, unnamed as yet, makes body tissues more resistant to viruses. Dr. Waksman said it was too early to come to definite conclusions about the new drugs.
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