The Saga of a Sulfa Drug Pioneer In The Demon Under the Microscope, author Thomas Hager tells the story of the first antibiotics and the German scientist most responsible for developing them, Gerhard Domagk.
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The Saga of a Sulfa Drug Pioneer

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The Saga of a Sulfa Drug Pioneer

The Saga of a Sulfa Drug Pioneer

The Saga of a Sulfa Drug Pioneer

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The world's first antibiotics were developed in the 1930s in Nazi Germany. The man most responsible was Bayer scientist Gerhard Domagk. He was not a Nazi, and was later prevented from accepting the Nobel Prize. Thomas Hager, author of The Demon Under the Microscope, tells Scott Simon the story.

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