Ehrlich, Paul

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Ehrlich   (âr'lĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
German bacteriologist who was a pioneer in the study of the blood and the immune system, and in the development of drugs to fight specific disease-causing agents. He discovered a compound that was effective in combating sleeping sickness as well as a drug, called salvarsan, that cured syphilis.
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