Paul Ehrlich - In search of the magic bullet

  • Winau F
  • Westphal O
  • Winau R
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Abstract

In 2004, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Paul Ehrlich, considered the founder of immunology. His life and work can be divided into three creative periods: first, he developed histological staining, then he accomplished his ground-breaking work on immunology, and eventually invented chemotherapy. Paul Ehrlich can be perceived as a man whose success was not the consequence of a will to power, but of his substantial interest in science. © 2004 Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

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  • Chemotherapy
  • Histology
  • History of Medicine
  • Immunology

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Authors

  • Florian Winau

  • Otto Westphal

  • Rolf Winau

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