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Today in World War II History—Oct. 19, 1943

Chemical structure of streptomycin (public domain via Wikipedia)

Chemical structure of streptomycin (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 19, 1943: Third Moscow Conference begins: Allies agree to strip Germany of territory acquired since 1938; Stalin agrees to demand Axis unconditional surrender.

Scientists at Rutgers University in NJ isolate streptomycin, the first aminoglycoside antibiotic—in clinical trial in March 1946, future Senator Robert Dole becomes the third patient treated with the medication.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Oct. 19, 1943”

  1. jerrymoon

    in wwii my unkle used to sweeten his coffee with honey or syrup.