The Cycle of Life:
An History of Experimental Ecology

Sterling Memorial
Kline Sciences
Medical Historical
Exhibit Map

In the 1930s-1940s, Winogradsky’s ecological microbiology inspired a generation of soil scientists, microbiologists, and agriculturalists. Selman Waksman applied Winogradsky’s “direct ecological method” in his soil microbiology research at Rutgers University. Later, at the Rockefeller Institute, this approach led his student Rene Dubos to the surprising discovery of antibiotics and a Nobel prize for Waksman.
  Selman Waksman, Principles of Soil Microbiology, 1927; and Microbial Antagonisms and Antibiotic Substances, 1945
  Rene Dubos, The White Plague, 1952; and The Unseen World, 1962
Case 1
Case 2
Case 3
Case 4
Case 5
Case 6
Case 7
Case 8
Lloyd Ackert
Whitney Humanities Center
Yale University
53 Wall Street
P.O. Box 208298
New Haven, CT 06520-8298
Office: (203).432.3112
The library is located in the
Yale University School of Medicine Building
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT
Map, Directions