First Synthetic Drug Marketed

German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich developed Salvarsan that attacks Treponema pallidum, the sexually transmitted microorganism that causes syphilis in 1909-10 while working at Royal Institute for Experimental Therapy in Frankfurt, Germany. Ehrlich shared the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in immunology.

Date:
      1909, 1910
Name(s):
      Paul Ehrlich
Occupation:
      Bacteriologist
Location:
      Frankfurt, Germany

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