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Ehrlich, Paul (1854–1915)

  • By: Kelly Boyer Sagert
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Born on March 14, 1854, in modern-day Poland (then part of Germany) to Ismar and Rose Weigert Ehrlich, Paul Ehrlich created the first-known cure for syphilis, a disease later treated by antibiotics, and he discovered the process of chemotherapy, using chemicals ...

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