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The drug arsphenamine.

[Originally a trademark.]


(Pharmacology) a medicine containing arsenic
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An anti-Semite may forego being cured of an ugly disease by the employment of the "Jewish" drug Salvarsan and have recourse to a less efficacious remedy.
There had been, however, some movement regarding organic mental illness in Europe and America in the second half of the 19th century--newly discovered salvarsan was the hope for neurosyphilis, but it proved to be ineffective in chronic infections.
73) Salvarsan had to be injected weekly for up to a year (10) and had "serious adverse consequences (including death).