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Dr. Selman Abraham Waksman (1888-1973)

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Plaster painted to simulate bronze
Overall: 25 3/4 x 25 x 18 1/2 in. ( 65.4 x 63.5 x 47 cm )
inscriptions: signed on front under proper left arm: "M. HOFFMAN"
Portrait bust
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A native of Kiev, Russia, the subject came to the United States in 1910 and earned a Ph.D. from the University of California in 1918. Thereafter he began research in microbiology and joined the faculty of Rutgers University where he remained for nearly forty years. He received the Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology in 1952. The discovery of the drug streptomycin was one of his achievements.
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Gift of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group