Origin of streptomycin
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Now that streptomycin is available, cases of tularemia in persons are easily cured.A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha
E. Raymond Hall
Word Origin for streptomycin
antibiotic drug, 1944, from Modern Latin Streptomyces, genus name of the soil bacterium from which the antibiotic was obtained, from Greek streptos "twisted" + -mycin, element used in forming names of substances obtained from fungi, from Latinized form of Greek mykes "fungus" (see mucus). First isolated by U.S. microbiologist Selman Abraham Waksman (1888-1973) and others.