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Subject: Re: (urth) Arsenic
From: Josh Geller 
Date: 12 May 2003 17:39:57 -0700

On Mon, 2003-05-12 at 17:13, Nigel Price wrote:
> In response to my query about the medicinal use of arsenic, Josh Geller
> wrote...

>> The use of arsenic to cure syphillis was
>> discovered by Dr. Paul Ehrlich I think
>> around 1900 or maybe a little before. The
>> treatment remained the standard treatment
>> until the invention of penicillin.

> Thanks, Josh! I thought I remembered something like that, but didn't know
> where to check it out.
> So...Do we know if arsenic would also be effective against "Yaws"?

I believe so. The organism is the same, or very similar.



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