Gerhard Domagk – The First Man to Triumph over Infectious Diseases

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Ekkehard Grundmann

ISBN 978-3-8258-6164-3
Band-Nr. 17
Jahr 2005
Seiten 224
Bindung gebunden
Reihe Naturwissenschaft – Philosophie – Geschichte

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Gerhard Domagk, since 1924 Professor for
Pathology at the University of Muenster/Westfalia and since
1928 also Head of the Institute for Experimental Pathology
of the Bayer AG at Wuppertal-Elberfeld, discovered in 1934
the healing effect of sulfonamides, the precedent of
antibiotics. For this discovery he was awarded the Nobel
Prize for Medicine in 1939. In 1943 he detected the first
remedy against tuberculosis, a worid-wide epidemic at that

„It is easier to destroy thousands of lives than to
save one.“ Words by Gerhard Domagk which he wrote down
shortly after the outbreak of World War II when he was kept
prisoner because of the Nobel Prize. He saved thousands of
people. He died in 1964, aged 69.