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a mixture of antibiotics applied locally to infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria

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He named it tyrothricin. This was found to be a mixture of several polypeptides (amino acid chains rather smaller than those found in proteins generally).
Tyrothricin was not a very effective antibacterial agent, but it and penicillin ushered in an era characterized by the most powerful weapons against infection the medical profession had yet possessed.
Dubos's discovery of tyrothricin (see 1939) had galvanized one of his past teachers, the Russian-born American microbiologist Selman Abraham Waksman (1888-1973).