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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

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

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