Rachel Fuller Brown (Nov. 23, 1898 – Jan. 14, 1980)
A chemist best known for her collaboration with microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen in developing the first useful antifungal antibiotic, nystatin. In the Division of Laboratories and Research in New York State Department of Health, Brown focused on identifying the types of bacteria that caused pneumonia, helping develop a pneumonia vaccine still in use today. She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1994.
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