German salvarsan kit, c 1912.

Image number: 10321551

German salvarsan kit, c 1912.

The kit was made by W Martindale but the actual drug was produced by Meister Lucius & Bruning (Hoechst am Main, Germany). Salvarsan, also known as an arsphenamine, is a synthetic, organic arsenic compound develped to treat syphilis by the German chemist Paul Ehrlich.

Image number:
10321551
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
30 October 2003 04:27
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Science Museum