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Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 9. In the crossfire

 Gerhard Domagk. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

We haven’t yet told the whole story about the sulfas in Germany during WW II. For further reading we recommend the book by John E. Lesch, already referred to: The First Miracle Drugs, How the sulfa drugs transformed medicine. In much detail, the author tells how endangered from many sides and careful, main characters of

Chemistry vs. bacteria, episode 7. Aspirin

CO2 utilization, a growth sector

Who are we? The microbiome revisted

Chemistry vs. bacteria, episode 6. Gerhard Domagk and Prontosil, the first sulfa drug

Wooden windows

100 years of chemistry vs. bacteria, episode 5. A colourful foreplay

Chemicals and materials industry needs to innovate

Cheap energy storage speeds up

100 years of chemistry vs. bacteria, episode 4. The rise of chemistry

100 years of chemistry vs. bacteria, episode 3. Mercurochrome, Ehrlich’s chemotherapy the American way

Renewables versus nuclear – a choice already made

Energy policy: don’t just choose low-carbon – create a new energy system

100 years of chemistry vs. bacteria, episode 2. Paul Ehrlich, Salvarsan and chemotherapy

100 years of chemistry vs. bacteria, episode 1. Louis Pasteur vs. Robert Koch

The 100 year war between chemistry and bacteria, in 100 episodes