The experimental chemotherapy of spirilloses. First ed. in English of 2403

Publisher Information: London: Rebman, 1911. xv, 181pp. plus 1 leaf adverts. 5 plates, 2 folding tables; text illustrations. 249 x 155 mm. Original cloth, spine a bit faded, slight edgewear but very good.

"After many experiments on the action of synthetic drugs upon spirochetal diseases, Ehrlich and Hata in 1909 discovered Arsphenamine (Salvarsan, "the arsenic that saves", also known as “606”), an effective treatment for syphilis and trypanosomiasis. Arsphenamine was the first modern chemotherapeutic agent.
Manufactured by the German chemical company Hoechst, Salvarsan quickly became the most widely prescribed drug in the world. It was the first blockbuster drug, and remained the most effective drug for syphilis until penicillin became available in the 1940s" (

Book Id: 48847

Price: $750.00

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