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This page needs to be moved, and replaced with a disambig. There are 3 very well-known Paul Ehrlich's with the ecologist probably having the widest name recognition today.
- Paul R. Ehrlich the ecologist
- Paul Ehrlich nobelist in medicine
- Paul Ehrlich (surgeon general) the U.S. Surgeon General 1973-1977
Wolfman 02:21, 24 Oct 2004 (UTC)
- Absolutely there should be a disambig. Anybody know how to do this -- does it require a shard of Jimbo's cockring or something? For some reason, Paul Erlich also redirects here. beefman (talk) 00:36, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
- That would be fine; there is already a disambiguation page @ Ehrlich. Perhaps the generic "Paul Ehrlich" could redirect to that page, with all the same named folks in a well marked subsection.
Courtland 23:12, 2005 Mar 28 (UTC)
It's appears to me as some kind of nationalism that the "minors" (i.e. #1&3) have much more detailed CVs on Wiki than the important one. Apparently this is a kind of general rule (and is, for good reason, an argument against the quality of Wiki in general). Did (e.g.) any surgeon general ever won a Nobel prize?
BTW: there -is- an article about Metschnikov (although short) even in the anglosaxon Wiki. Please repair the link. (german globalist)—Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs) 12:24, 9 October 2005
- No, we've just been waiting for you to fill it in - so the lack of coverage is really your fault! Stan 21:40, 9 October 2005 (UTC)
Monoclonal Antibodies were not 'invented'... correct? Wedgeoli 23:50, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Having recently been told I am a grand (times a few) nephew of Dr Ehrlich, I am curious to know if there is a family tree available for him. Several google searches have found nothing. Bstone 02:47, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
Why all the hype?
Salvarsan did not even work at curing syphilis so why give credit to Paul Ehrlich for developing a drug that did not work(and actually he did not even discover salvarsan his student did). Also saying that the discovery of salvarsan stimulated research into other drugs is incorrect. Alot of doctors and chemists were already stimulated to finding new drugs for treating disease well before salvarsan was invented. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:36, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
- One, Salvarsan did work, not universally but it was a much-sought after cure in its time, two, he worked with his student to create Salvarsan, and the majority of work and research that led to its creation was done by Ehrlich, three, his work with staining and particularly Salvarsan paved the way for the rest of selective staining of microbes. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:19, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
missing information: "The Population Bomb" etc
The article says nothing about what Ehrlich is most known for on issues of population control and The Population Time Bomb etc... he has written some newer books also... I mgiht even insert a banner int he article as im not impressed with this lack of and missing information. Please help improve it! 08:34, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
This guy must have got jobs very easily.
Somebody please explain the rationale for redirecting Paul Erlich to this page
salvarsan did not cure syphilis
I added that salvarsan was not effective at curing syphilis as stated in the Tuskegee syphilis experiment article. There is no evidence that salvarsan actually worked on anyone and no sources are given. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:34, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Salvarsan was the first drug developed to treat a micro infectious disease, it wasn't a cure for syphilis. Alexander Fleming developed the cure for syphilis - penicillin. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:07, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
You know, it's probably wise to either remove or qualify the bit about "chemotherapy". When Ehrlich coined the term he defined it as "therapy with chemicals to cure disease". He wasn't thinking about cancer, which is of course what "chemotherapy" has come to mean today.