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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)

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