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Ehrlich, Paul; 1854-1915   (view)   (view in production)

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"(14 March 1854 – 20 August 1915) was a German physician and scientist who worked in the fields of hematology, immunology, and antimicrobial chemotherapy. He invented the precursor technique to Gram staining bacteria. The methods he developed for staining tissue made it possible to distinguish between different types of blood cells, which led to the capability to diagnose numerous blood diseases. His laboratory discovered arsphenamine (Salvarsan), the first effective medicinal treatment for syphilis, thereby initiating and also naming the concept of chemotherapy. Ehrlich popularized the concept of a magic bullet. He also made a decisive contribution to the development of an antiserum to combat diphtheria and conceived a method for standardizing therapeutic serums. In 1908, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to immunology. He was the founder and first director of what is now known as the Paul Ehrlich Institute." (from Wikipedia)

Lifespan: 1854-1915
Clippings: 1914-1990
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118529358
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q57089
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Paul_Ehrlich
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/95371829


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