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Finding Aid for the Script and production research materials for Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet1881-1940
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Series 1. The Motion Picture. 1939-1940

Physical Description: 1 album and 6 folders
 

Production album.

Physical Description: 11.5 x 14 x 3", buckram and leather bound

Scope and Content Note

materials gathered by the studio's Research Department, led by Herman Lissauer, to support the movie production; most of the content is pictorial, appropriate for Ehrlich's time; some of the sections are named: the cast, Koch's laboratories, Ehrlich's laboratories and study, hospitals and laboratories, general props, medical props, cafes, courtroom, chemical factory, home interiors, makeup stills, production stills, etc.; also included is a listing of sources consulted for Ehrlich's biography and his work, and references for art and costume research, plus a selected list of his publications

Note

the volume in its present form was probably bound on the order of Dr. Elmer Belt
Box 1, Folder 1

"Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" script. 13 October 1939

Physical Description: 140 p., 8.75 x 11.5", buckram and leather bound

Scope and Content Note

typed script, with "10/13/39 FINAL" on the first page; interspersed throughout are script pages typed on blue paper, with various later dates indicated
Box 1, Folder 2

Program for Press preview showing of "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet". 01 February 1940

Physical Description: 6 x 8.5", 4 p.

Scope and Content Note

fold-out pamphlet providing: Cast of Characters; Credits; The Story; Production Notes

Note

the screening took place at the Warner Brothers Hollywood Theatre
Box 1, Folder 3

"Apropos of "The Magic Bulletin", by E.L. Tuchy. 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.

Scope and Content Note

an editorial from "Minnesota Medicine", 23:433-434

Note

Dr. Tuchy gives a favorable review of the movie and urges attendance
Box 1, Folder 4

Paul Ehrlich's study in Frankfurt.

Physical Description: 8 x 10" photographs

Scope and Content Note

four photographs of the study: 1-2. taken at the same time, one with Dr. Ehrlich, the other with Ehrlich and his secretary, Martha Marquardt; 3. photo taken some later time, with an older Dr. Ehrlich; 4. pencil sketch for the movie set design, based on the original photographs
Box 1, Folder 5

Edward G. Robinson as Paul Ehrlich.

Physical Description: 8x10" photographs

Scope and Content Note

eight composite photos: six showing Robinson in different costumes and depicting different ages, each with an insert of the original Ehrlich photograph upon which the pose is based; two show multiple shots, again pairing Ehrlich with the comparable Robinson impersonation
Box 1, Folder 6

Portraits of Paul Ehrlich.

Scope and Content Note

two portraits at different ages, one sitting, one standing
 

Series 2. The Man. 1911-1939

Physical Description: 13 folders

Arrangement

roughly chronological
Box 1, Folder 7

"Paul Ehrlich, the Man and the Scientist; recollections of the years 1902-1915, with an introduction by Dr. Richard Koch", by Martha Marquardt. 1924

Physical Description: 79 p. (79 sheets); paper cover

Scope and Content Note

title page dedication reads: "Paul Ehrlich, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, March 14, 1924"; Martha Marquardt was Ehrlich's secretary for 13 years, and her goal was not to write "...of the great scholar, but of the simple, unassuming man."

Note

typed translation of the German original which was published by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt Stuttgart, 1924; no indication of the translator; "Belt Collection" is typed on the paper cover
Box 1, Folder 8

Materials furnished by the Ehrlich Family. 5 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translated excerpts from three Ehrlich letters: 1. to Prof. Salomonsen, Kopenhagen, Nov. 27, 1899; 2. to Dr. Christian Herter, Jul. 10, 1909; 3. to Prof. Christian Herter, New York, Feb. 24, 1910
Box 1, Folder 9

Notes and excerpts from Hedwig Ehrlich's diary. 17 October 1939

Physical Description: 8 p.

Scope and Content Note

92 separate translated events, most between two to six typed lines long; very few items are dated
Box 1, Folder 10

"Personal impressions of Dr. Paul Ehrlich and his work", by B. C. Corbus. 1911

Physical Description: 3 p.

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of article in "American Journal of Clinical Medicine", v. 18, 1911

Note

Dr. Corbus, a Chicago physician, visited Ehrlich in Frankfurt to learn about Salvarsan's use in syphilis
Box 1, Folder 11

"Paul Ehrlich's last illness and death". 31 August 1915

Scope and Content Note

typed translation, photocopy of the original newspaper article, and reprint of the "Letter from Frankfurt a.M." published in "Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift
Box 1, Folder 12

"Paul Ehrlich - in memoriam", by Carl Ludwig Schleich. undated

Scope and Content Note

two slightly different typed translations and a photocopy of the original article

Note

p. 1409-1419, headed "Rundschau"; no other identification
Box 1, Folder 13

"Recollections of Paul Ehrlich", by Martha Schiff.

Physical Description: 11 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed rough translation of an article printed in "Deutsche Revue"
Box 1, Folder 14

"Paul Ehrlich: persönliche Erinnerungen an ihn von einem seiner Freunde".

Physical Description: 2 p.

Scope and Content Note

photocopy from unidentified printed source, signed H. [perhaps Dr. Christian Herter ?]; the short biographical description includes portraits of Ehrlich's mother, father, and Ehrlich as young man
Box 1, Folder 15

"Paul Ehrlich, 1854-1915", by G.H.F. Nuttall. 1924

Physical Description: 7 p.

Scope and Content Note

biographical note, with portrait and transcription of an Ehrlich letter to Nuttall, published in "Parasitology", 16(2): 224-229, 1924
Box 1, Folder 16

"Paul Ehrlich, 1854-1915", by Robert Muir. 1915

Physical Description: 11 p.

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of a review of Ehrlich's life and work from "Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology", 20(2): 350-360
Box 1, Folder 17

"Paul Ehrlich", by Alfred Lichtwitz. 1915

Physical Description: 4 p.

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of obituary from the "Deutsche Monatsschrift für Zahnheilkunde", 33: 433-436
Box 1, Folder 18

"Paul Ehrlich". 28 August 1915

Physical Description: 3 p.

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of an editorial and a death notice from the "Journal of the American Medical Association", 65(9): 803-804, 814
Box 1, Folder 19

Encyclopedia entries for Ehrlich.

Scope and Content Note

two short biographies from unidentified German sources
 

Series 3. The Science. 1881-1937

Physical Description: 22 folders

Arrangement

roughly chronological
Box 1, Folder 20

"On methylene blue and its utilization in clinical-bacterioscopical work", by P. Ehrlich. 1881

Physical Description: 7 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translation of an article from the "Zeitung für klinische Medizin", v. 2.
Box 1, Folder 21

"The organism's need for oxygen: a study in the analysis of dyes", by P. Ehrlich. 1885

Physical Description: 17 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translation headed "Gist", possibly excerpted from the 167 p. volume "Das Sauerstoff-Bedürfniss des Organismus. Eine farbenanalytische Studie"; Berlin, 1885
Box 1, Folder 22

"The reaction of methylene blue on living nerve substance", by P. Ehrlich. 28 January 1886

Physical Description: 1 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translation of one paragraph excerpted from an article in "Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift"
Box 1, Folder 23

Three articles by Max Gruber on Ehrlich's antibodies. 1901-1902

Physical Description: 9 p., 2 p., 14 p.

Scope and Content Note

1. photocopy of "Zur Theorie der Antikörper. I. Ueber die Antitoxin-Immunität", by Max Gruber (in two parts), from the "Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift", 48(46-47): 1827-1830, 1880-1884; 2. photocopy of "Ehrlich's theory of haematic antidotes", in "The Medical Press", Dec. 25: 682-683; 3. photocopies of presentation and discussions at several meetings of the Gesellschaft der Aerzte in Wien, published in "Wiener klinische Rundschau", v.15-16(no.47-51, 2):800-801, 910-912, 931-932, 952, 969-1970, 25-26
Box 1, Folder 24

"Paul Ehrlich discusses his syphilis specific". 1910

Physical Description: 9 p.

Scope and Content Note

photographs of typed translation of an article from the "Frankfurter Zeitung" lent by Walter Bertheim
Box 1, Folder 25

Speech by Dr. Ehrlich presented at the 82nd meeting of the "Deutsche Naturforscher und Ärzte", Königsberg. 20 September 1910

Physical Description: 17 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translation, taken from the publication of the Proceedings in "Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift", v.36, n.41, 13 Oct 1910
Box 1, Folder 26

"The treatment of syphilis with the Ehrlich specific 606". 13 October 1910

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of 10 pages of Proceedings of the 82nd meeting of "Deutsche Naturforscher und Ärzte", Königsberg, 20 Sep. 1910, under the above title; typed translations of three speeches (all with notation "gist"): 1) by Dr. Ehrlich (3 p. - full translation of same speech in Box 1, Folder 26); 2) by Dr. A. Neisser (2 p.); 3) by Dr. Alt (6 p.)
Box 1, Folder 27

The Salvarsan trial at Frankfurt. 07 June 1914-10 June 1914

Scope and Content Note

nine typed translations from German newspapers Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich) regarding the libel trial of Karl Wassmann, who, among other charges, accused the doctors of the City Hospital, including Ehrlich, of using prostitutes as experimental guinea pigs to undergo toxic Salvarsan treatments
Box 1, Folder 28

"Le Professeur Ehrlich a l'Hôpital Broca". 07 February 1914

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of account in "Presse Médicale" (no. 11) of remarks by Paris doctors and Ehrlich's comments regarding treatment of syphilis with Salvarsan
Box 1, Folder 29

Excerpts from the Festschrift in honor of Ehrlich's 60th birthday. 1914

Physical Description: 5 p.

Scope and Content Note

"Paul Ehrlich; eine Darstellung seines wissenschaftlichen Wirkens", by H. Apolant et al. Jena, G. Fischer. 1. Biographical Introduction, by A. von Weinberg: a rough translation of the last two paragraphs of the original thirteen-page chapter; 2. Analytical studies of dyes, by L. Michaelis: translation of the section devoted to methylene blue; 3. The side-chain theory, by A. von Wassermann, a rough translation
Box 1, Folder 30

"The Salvarsan question", by Dr. Gennerich 13 March 1914

Physical Description: 4 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translation of the gist of an article in "Naturwissenschaften", in the journal issue dedicated to Ehrlich in honor of his 60th birthday
Box 2, Folder 1

"L'ouvre de Paul Ehrlich", par Roux et Metchnikoff. 16 March 1914

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of an article in French, printed in the "Berliner klinische Wochenschrift", no. 11
Box 2, Folder 2

"Excellenz Geheimrat Dr. Paul Ehrlich". circa 1914

Physical Description: 5 p.

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of text and portrait from an unidentifiable source, possibly a book or review on the role of Jews in science and medicine
Box 2, Folder 3

"Salvarsan fatalities and their causes, with reference to the harm done by Salvarsan", by Artur Schmitt. 16 June 1914

Physical Description: 5 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translated gist of excerpts from an article published in "Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift"; also two translated paragraphs quoted from the Salvarsan trial in the same newspaper issue, p. 1373-1374
Box 2, Folder 4

"Paul Ehrlich", by August von Wassermann. 9 and 16 September 1915

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of the original articles from "Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift" (nos. 37-38, p. 1103-1106, 1135-1136) and typed partial translations

Note

Wassermann provided both a review of Ehrlich's life and a review of his scientific accomplishments
Box 2, Folder 5

"Paul Ehrlich", by Albert Neisser. 1915-1916

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of an article from "Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis", 121:556-578

Note

Dr. Neisser provides a lengthy review of Ehrlich's scientific work, plus a list of biographical highlights and a three-page bibliography of Ehrlich's fundamental publications
Box 2, Folder 6

"Eine sterbende Krankheit: vom Aufstieg und Niedergang der Syphilis", by Gerhard Venzmer. Leipzig: Montana-Verlag. 1929

Physical Description: 40 p.

Scope and Content Note

a partial translation, especially of pages 61-89, under the title "A vanishing disease"

Note

the text covers a short history of syphilis in the world, a short biography of Ehrlich, and a more detailed description of his work leading to Salvarsan and the subsequent decline in the prevalence of syphilis
Box 2, Folder 7

"Salvarsan -- twenty years after", by Richard Koch. 23 September 1930

Physical Description: 14 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translation of an article from the "Frankfurter Zeitung
Box 2, Folder 8

"Men who conquered death: the fate of famous researchers in their battle with microbes. Preparation 606 -- Salvarsan." 27 August 1927

Physical Description: 11 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translation of an article in "Die Berliner Nachtausgabe", section 3
Box 2, Folder 9

The work of the State Institute for Experimental Therapy and of the George Speyer House, Frankfurt am Main. 1924

Physical Description: 44 typed pages

Scope and Content Note

photographs of a typed translation of the German original, published by Gustav Fischer, Jena

Note

originally published as no. 16 of the series: "Arbeiten aus dem Staatsinstitut für Experimentelle Therapie und dem Georg Speyer-Hause zu Frankfurt a. M."
Box 2, Folder 10

"History of the side-chain theory of Paul Ehrlich", by Bruno Heymann. 1 July 1928

Physical Description: 9 p.

Scope and Content Note

typed translation of excerpts from "Klinische Wochenschrift"
Box 2, Folder 11

"Paul Ehrlich: a man of genius, and an inspiration to humanitarians", by Herman Goodman. 1937

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of article published in "The Urologic and Cutaneous Review", v. 41: 630-633.

Note

Dr. Goodman reviews Ehrlich's scientific accomplishments