North Central College - Naperville, IL

Mildred Rebstock

Mildred Rebstock
Mildred Rebstock is among the many distinguished alumni in North Central's Legacy of Science.

A few notable inventions and discoveries occurred in 1947. The Polaroid camera. The microwave oven. Chloromycetin.

Chloromycetin might not be a household word like the others, but it was one of the great scientific achievements of that era. It’s the world’s first synthetically engineered antibiotic that could be mass produced quickly and cheaply, and the first drug to work against typhoid fever and other diseases. She graduated from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, with a degree in chemistry.

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