First Commercially Sold Barbiturate

The first commercially sold barbiturate for medicinal purposes was the sedative, Veronal sold in the USA in 1903. Continue reading

Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich (German: [ˈpaʊ̯l ˈeːɐ̯lɪç] (About this soundlisten); 14 March 1854 – 20 August 1915) was a Nobel prize-winning German-Jewish physician and scientist who worked in the fields of hematology, immunology, and antimicrobial chemotherapy. Continue reading

First Synthetic Drug Marketed

German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich developed Salvarsan that attacks Treponema pallidum, Continue reading

Isolation of Insulin a Canadian Discovery

In 1921, Isolation of Insulin was discovered by Frederick Grant Banting and Charles H. Best, both Canadian Biochemists at the University of Toronto. Continue reading

Théophraste Renaudot

Théophraste Renaudot (1586 – 25 October 1653) was a French physician, philanthropist, and journalist. Mark Tungate has termed him the "first French journalist" and the "inventor of the personal ad". Continue reading

Free dispensary for the poor

Paris, France in 1635, physician to King Louis XIII and a journalist by the name of Theophraste Renaudot, opened the first free dispensary for the poor and also became the first director of it too. Continue reading