A L Thorburn

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Paul Ehrlich's experiments in staining techniques at the end of the nineteenth century resulted in many discoveries which help to form the basis of present research work. Ehrlich's chemotherapy research led to his formulating the arsenic compound, Salvarsan, which was used in the treatment of syphilis during the first half of this century until it was(More)
One hundred years ago Fritz Schaudinn was born in the small obscure town of Roesiningken in Prussia. The Franco-Prussian War which had just finished had led to the foundation of the German Empire. Schaudinn had just started at the infant school when Charcot, in Paris, was impressing European medical circles with his discoveries in central nervous system(More)
In 1908 Neisser applied the principles of the tuberculin test to the diagnosis of syphilis, using extracts of syphilitic organs (Neisser, 191 1). Noguchi (1911) used a suspension of killed cultures of T. pallidum which he called "luetin". While the organ extracts proved more satisfactory than "luetin", the results were unreliable and this original "luetin"(More)
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