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Paul Ehrlich: from aniline dyes to the magic bullet

George Dunea Chicago, Illinois, United States   Fig. 1, Phenylamine¬† 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 rotten fish. Other scientists followed him […]