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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 107

    EHRLICH, Paul (1854-1915) and Sahachiro HATA (1873-1938). Die experimentelle Chemotherapie der Spirillosen (Syphilis, Rückfallfieber, Hühnerspirillose, Frambösie). Berlin: Julius Springer, 1910. 8° (232 x 151mm). 5 photographic plates, 3 folding printed tables, 2 advertisement leaves at end. Original cloth (a little rubbed and soiled).

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    EHRLICH, Paul (1854-1915) and Sahachiro HATA (1873-1938). Die experimentelle Chemotherapie der Spirillosen (Syphilis, Rückfallfieber, Hühnerspirillose, Frambösie). Berlin: Julius Springer, 1910. 8° (232 x 151mm). 5 photographic plates, 3 folding printed tables, 2 advertisement leaves at end. Original cloth (a little rubbed and soiled).

    FIRST EDITION describing the discovery of Salvarsan, or the 'magic bullet', 'a specific drug to seek out and destroy invading microorganisms without harming healthy tissue' (Norman). The discovery marked the beginning of chemotherapy. Garrison-Morton 2403; Gedeon pp.386-89; Norman 686; PMM 402.


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