Welche berufsbezeichnung wird Ehrlichs Wirken gerecht?

Translated title of the contribution: The great achievements and inventions of Paul Ehrlich

Fritz Sörgel, Cornelia Landersdorfer, Ulrike Holzgrabe

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This review describes Paul Ehrlich's great achievements and inventions. He won the Nobel Prize for his immunological research in 1908. However his complete lifetime achievements include also outstanding and groundbreaking findings in the fields of hematology, antineoplastic and antiinfective chemotherapy as well as synthetic and (bio)analytical chemistry. Within these subject areas Ehrlich introduced and described in detail various new methods and ways of research. Consequently he played a crucial role in the development of the receptor theory that is today the basis of pharmacology. After all Paul Ehrlich was a gifted man in many areas and a real "self-made man".

Translated title of the contributionThe great achievements and inventions of Paul Ehrlich
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)157-165
Number of pages9
JournalChemotherapie Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiinfective chemotherapy
  • Paul Ehrlich
  • Receptor theory
  • Salvarsan

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