The fascinating story behind the discovery of Streptomycin

When Streptomycin was first discovered, it was described as a “wonder drug” because it changed the outlook for many people who would have otherwise died from serious infections, especially tuberculosis. It was the first of a highly effective group of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides. In the video podcast below, we give a brief overview of aminoglycosides before going into a more detailed account of the story behind the discovery of Streptomycin.

Video courtesy of The Drug History Podcast.

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