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1 July, 2015

Manufacture of arsenic acids starts…

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“In those times, we began to know something about a new drug – atoxyl – which, used to combat trypanosomiasis following Uhlenhut’s indications, was extremely successfully tested in the treatment of syphilis. This success was almost immediately tarnished due to the frequent repetition of accidents – optic neuritis – that were as serious as they were irreparable.

It was the second half of the year 1910 and autumn was approaching when another wise German, Ehrlich, as a result of many years of patient work, informed the world of a new product – Salvarsan – , which is also labelled with a number – 606. The until then routine therapeutics of syphilis would have to be revolutionized”.

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