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Source: The Passaic Herald-News: October 31, 1952
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Schatz' College Asks Nobel Nod for Him


A claim that Dr. Albert Schatz, formerly of Passaic, is entitled to "recognition" by the Nobel Prize committee as a co-discoverer of streptomycin has been put forward by the vice-president of the college where Dr. Schatz is a professor. The claim followed the awarding of the Nobel Prize to, Dr. Selman Waksman, of Rutgers.

As a result of a 1951 law suit Dr. Schatz, who is professor of microbiology at National Agricultural College, Bucks County, Pa., won a $110,000 settlement, 3 per cent of the royalties on the drug, and recognition as "legal and scientific co-discoverer" of streptomycin with Dr. Waksman. The Nobel Prize, however, was awarded to Dr. Waksman alone. Dr. Elmer S. Reinthaler, of National Agricultural College, asked the prize committee to reconsider the award.