Historic Markers Across Alabama

Dr. Benjamin M. Dugger, 1872-1956

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on County Road 12 west of State Highway 69, Prairieville, Alabama
County: Hale
Coordinates: N 32° 30.588    W 087° 42.032
  32.5098    -87.70053333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5YFD


Dr. Benjamin M. Dugger, 1872-1956
Discoverer of antibiotic, Aureomycin

Son of a beloved country doctor, he carried a dedicated spirit to the frontiers of science. Having won degrees at Alabama, Auburn, Missouri, Harvard, and Cornell, he taught at Cornell, Missouri, Wisconsin, completing his researches and discoveries at Lederle Laboratories.

His discoveries opened a new era in medicine helping physicians save the lives of millions.

Site of birthplace and boyhood home-300 yards.

1991 by Alabama Historical Association.


replaced 1997
More Information:
Wikipedia - Benjamin Minge Duggar
Wikipedia - Chlortetracycline (trade name Aureomycin)

End of Dr. Benjamin M. Dugger, 1872-1956