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Joseph Igersheimer(1879–1965) was a German born ophthalmologist known for his work on arsphenamine for the treatment of syphilis. A Jew,[1] after escaping the Nazis, he joined the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine in 1939.

Joseph Igersheimer
Known forarsphenamine for the treatment of syphilis
Scientific career
InstitutionsTufts University


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