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The Discovery of Antibacterial Effects of Prontosil
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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(1930s) Discovered that Prontosil, an orange-red dye, cured infections caused by the common bacteria streptococci. The finding opened the door to the synthesis of chemotherapeutic drugs (or "wonder drugs") and sulfa drugs in particular.
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