Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Carl Weigert

  • Paul Ehrlich: from aniline dyes to the magic bullet

    George Dunea Chicago, Illinois, United States   Fig. 1, Phenylamine¬† Fig. 2, Gown dyed with mauvine To understand Paul Ehrlich, the man who developed the first effective cure for syphilis, we must dial back to 1826. In that year, a German scientist called Otto Unverdoren isolated from indigo a volatile organic substance that smelled like…