A SEGMENT FROM THE SHORT FILM OUR REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT
The discovery of streptomycin by Rutgers professor Selman Waksman and his graduate student, Albert Schatz, led to the first effective cure for tuberculosis. Waksman, who coined the term antibiotics, received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rutgers. He later joined Rutgers as a member of the faculty. The video is narrated by professor Joachim Messing, director of Rutgers’ Waksman Institute of Microbiology.
This is a segment from Our Revolutionary Spirit, a short film produced for Rutgers’ 250th anniversary. The film tells the stories of Rutgers trailblazers, blending archival photos and footage with narrators, scenes, and stories from the Rutgers of today.
WATCH OTHER SEGMENTS
Our Revolutionary Spirit is available in both a full-length version and as individual segments. Other segments from Our Revolutionary Spirit feature these stories: Simeon De Witt, a 1776 alumnus who served as George Washington’s geographer during the Revolutionary War; actor and activist Paul Robeson; Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman; sculptor George Segal; Lt. Gen. Flora Darpino, the Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army; and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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