Gerhard Domagk discovers that Prontosil, an orange-red dye, cures infections caused by the common bacteria streptococci. The finding opens the door to the synthesis of chemotherapeutic drugs (or "wonder drugs") and sulfa drugs in particular.
Gerhard Domagk (1895-1964) | Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1939 "for the discovery of the antibacterial effects of prontosil" | Birthplace: Lagow, Prussia (Łagów, Poland)
Bronzebüste des Nobelpreisträger Gerhard Domagk,gestaltet von der Bildhauerin Andrea Wenzel, München
IG Farben headquarters in Frankfurt am Main-Otto Bayer discovered the polyaddition for the synthesis of polyurethane in 1937. Several IG Farben scientists were awarded Nobel Prizes. Carl Bosch and Friedrich Bergius were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1931 "in recognition of their contributions to the invention and development of chemical high pressure methods". Gerhard Domagk was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1939 "for the discovery of the antibacterial…
Otto Dix - Bildnis Professor Gerhard Domagk
15 February, 1935 — The discovery and clinical development of Prontosil, the first broadly effective antibacterial drug, is published in a series of articles in Germany's pre-eminent medical journal, Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, by Gerhard Domagk.
Gerhard Domagk (1960) - The Overcoming of Chemoresistance of Tuberculosis and Other Bacterial Infections (German presentation)
Dr. Gerhard Domagk, Prontosil and Sulfa Antimicrobials. Prontosil, Sulfonamides and Sulfanalimide Drug Therapy History. The German dye industry made many, varied chemicals including dyes for textiles and cells. Domagk’s studies of one...
Gerhard Domagk, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1939: "for the discovery of the antibacterial effects of prontosil", bacteriology
Prontosil, is the first systemically active antibacterial drug. It was discovered in 1933 by Gerhard Domagk.