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

Mercury Used to Treat Syphilis Bacterium

German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich developed the first anti-syphilis drug, arsphenamine (trade name Salvarsan), 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