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    • Experiment Eleven

    • Deceit and Betrayal in the Discovery of the Cure for Tuberculosis
    • By: Peter Pringle
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In 1943, Albert Schatz, a young Rutgers College Ph.D. student, worked on a wartime project in microbiology professor Selman Waksman's lab, searching for an antibiotic to fight infections on the front lines and at home. In his 11th experiment on a common bacterium found in farmyard soil, Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases.

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