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Paul Ehrlich was a German chemist, a pioneer of modern histology, immunology and of chemotherapy, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1908. His research was instrumental in the fight against syphilis and in the development of chemotherapy.

Sahachirō Hata (March 23, 1873 – November 22, 1938) was a Japanese bacteriologist who developed the Arsphenamine drug in 1909 in the laboratory of Paul Ehrlich. After his return to Japan, he helped found the Institute now Kitasato University, of which he became a director. He also lectured at Keio University.

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Kowarzik, Joseph, 1860-1911: Ehrlich-Hata Medal : Commemorating the discovery of the first effective drug against syphilis, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 61.206.

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Kowarzik, Joseph, 1860-1911

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