Dr Paul Ehrlich & Dr Hata Sahachirō
March 23, 1873|
Masuda, Shimane, Japan
|Died||November 22, 1938
|Alma mater||Okayama University|
Sahachirō Hata (秦 佐八郎 Hata Sahachirō, March 23, 1873 – November 22, 1938) was a prominent Japanese bacteriologist who assisted in developing the Arsphenamine drug in 1909 in the laboratory of Paul Ehrlich.
Hata was born in Tsumo Village, Mino District, Shimane (now part of Masuda City), and completed his medical education in Kyoto. He studied epidemic diseases under the famous Dr. Kitasato Shibasaburō at Kitasato's Institute for the Study of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo, and later studied immunology at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin.
While in Germany, Hata took the opportunity to learn about chemotherapy at the German National Institute for Experimental Therapeutics in Frankfurt, where he assisted Paul Ehrlich in the discovery of arsphenamine, which proved effective in curing syphilis. It was called Salvarsan 606 because it was the 606th drug that Ehrlich tried.
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