A Response to William Kingston, "Streptomycin, Schatz versus Waksman, and the balance of Credit for Discovery"

@article{Wainwright2005ART,
  title={A Response to William Kingston, "Streptomycin, Schatz versus Waksman, and the balance of Credit for Discovery"},
  author={Milton Wainwright},
  journal={Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={60},
  pages={218 - 220}
}
  • M. Wainwright
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
PROFESSOR William Kingston (Research Associate in Business Studies, Trinity College, and Dublin) recently contributed an article to this journal relating to the controversy over the discovery of streptomycin and the respective roles played by Selman Waksman and his research student, Albert Schatz. Kingston’s article purports to be a scholarly argument against the view, largely advanced by myself, that Schatz was denied the credit for his role as codiscoverer in the discovery of this important… Expand

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The aim of this essay is to discuss the streptomycin story, largely using previously unquoted archival material, and in particular to provide further evidence for the important role which Schatz played in the discovery. Expand