Medicine: War Booty

When two U.S. doctors went to Germany last summer to check on reports that a new chemical was showing promise in treating tuberculosis, they got an eye-opener. The drug had passed the promising stage, had shown impressive results over a two-year period in the treatment of 7,000 patients. And behind its discovery and development was the potent name of Professor Gerhard Domagk, 54, who won fame—and a 1939 Nobel Prize, which the Nazis would not let him take—as top man in perfecting the sulfa drugs.

The drug was Tibione.-The U.S. investigators were Dr. H....

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