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René Jules Dubos

antibiotic human

Dubos, René Jules (1901–82), French-born U.S. microbiologist who developed tyrothricin (1939), the first antibiotic to be used clinically. He wrote more than 30 books, including So Human an Animal (Pulitzer Prize, 1969), and founded the René Dubos Center for Human Environments.

See also: Antibiotic; Microbiology.

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