From: "mournings glory"
Subject: Re: (urth) Tree Hat Contributors Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 00:54:35 +0000 >On Mon, 2003-05-12 at 10:59, Nigel Price wrote: >Does anyone know about the medicinal uses of arsenic? >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. Salvarsan (or 606 as it was sometimes called) was discovered in 1909. A relatively good movie about it (considering the times and the topic) was made in 1940, "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet," and starred Edward G. Robinson. msg (chemically unrelated to arsphenamine) _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus --