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Neosalvarsan

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Thank-you. You are right about side effects. Neosalvarsan, the arsenic cure, brought you so close to death the spirochetes died and Prontosil chemically changed to a sulfa in the blood.
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Physicians provided treatment for venereal disease at the time using Neosalvarsan with a series of injections across several months. This was before penicillin and rates of cure varied.
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Physicians continued to use Salvarsan and its less toxic sister, Neosalvarsan, to treat syphilis until the late 1940s, when penicillin replaced Neosalvarsan (substance No. 914) as the syphilis treatment of choice.
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Jenes Salvarsan und kurz darauf das nebenwirkungsärmere Neosalvarsan, das Ehrlich und sein Mitarbeiter Sahachiro Hata testeten und 1910 auf den Markt brachten, war der bescheidene, aber entscheidende Anfang moderner Arzneimittelforschung.

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