History of Salvarsan (Arsphenamine)
Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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Parascandola, J. 2001. History of Salvarsan (Arsphenamine). eLS. .
- Published Online: 25 APR 2001
The drug Salvarsan (arsphenamine) was developed and introduced as a chemotherapeutic agent against syphilis in the first decade of the twentieth century by Paul Ehrlich. Although a significant breakthrough in the treatment of syphilis at the time, it was eventually replaced by penicillin.