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Chemistry vs. bacteria. # 40, Leprosy

The infamous leprosy colony on Hawaii. S.T.E.A.M. Empowered: Alice Ball,  (steamempowered.blogspot.com) (click to enlarge).

Leprosy control has a long history. Once upon a time the disease was looked upon as a divine punishment, leading to social isolation. Later it developed into an infection that

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 32. 1950: turning point for the good

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 31. Help from an unexpected source

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 30. Cephalosporins

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 29. The Gist factory, from illegal to global player

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 28. The success of Bacinol

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 27. Development of penicillin in the Netherlands

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 26. Penicillin development outside the US and UK

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 25. Looking back and going forward

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 24. Chemical formulae

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 23. Credit where credit’s due?

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 22. ‘America First’

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 21. Still no kilo available

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 20. Scaling up

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 19. The battle of Britain

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 18. Penicillin beats the sulfas!

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 17. The Oxford team

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 16. The Sulfas have the upper hand

Chemistry vs. antibiotics, # 15. Historic antibacterial agents

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 14. Riddles and coincidence

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 13. November 1921 and September 1928

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 12. Lessons learned

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 11. Pride comes before a fall

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 10. International recognition

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 9. In the crossfire

Chemistry vs. bacteria, # 8. The success of the sulfas; with a black rim

Chemistry vs. bacteria, episode 7. Aspirin

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

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

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

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