René Dubos Biography

Academic, Environmental Activist, Biologist, Editor, Journalist, Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Scientist(1901–1982)
René Dubos, credited for the maxim "Think globally, act locally." performed groundbreaking research which led to the discovery of major antibiotics.

Synopsis

French-born U.S. microbiologist and environmentalist René Dubos pioneered research in isolating antibacterial substances from soil microorganisms which led to the discovery of major antibiotics. He researched and wrote on antibiotics, acquired immunity, tuberculosis, and the bacteria of the gastrointestinal tract. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel So Human an Animal.

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