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JAMA 100 Years Ago
July 21, 2010

EHRLICH’S NEW REMEDY FOR SYPHILIS

JAMA. 2010;304(3):356. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.894

A new remedy for syphilis, recently announced by Ehrlich and Hata, under the somewhat mysterious name “606,” seems to have been received in Continental medical circles with unwonted enthusiasm. This is shown by reports already published in our Berlin letter and the communications of our Budapest and Berlin correspondents in this issue and by the abstract in our Miscellany Department. The new product is the result of a long series of experiments carefully planned with the end in view of finding a remedy which will destroy spirochetes, particularly those of syphilis.

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