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puerperal sepsis


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  • At times, it must have seemed as though scientists needed only identify the cause of a disease in order to cure it: In 1910, Paul Ehrlich discovered that an arsenic-based compound could wipe out syphilis; in the 1930s, sulfur-based medicines were proven to be effective against everything from pneumonia and puerperal sepsis to staph and strep; and in 1941, Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain showed that humans could use penicillin without fear of death.

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