Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 21, 2016
Document Release Date: 
February 19, 2009
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
April 30, 1953
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP80-00810A001000240003-1.pdf113.64 KB
Approved For Release 2009/02/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001000240003-1 CENTRAL INItILIG.ENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY East Germany Production of Medicines This is UNEVALUATED Information This Document contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean- ing of Title 18, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.S. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. REPORT DATE DISTR. 30 April 1953 NO. OF PAGES 2 REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) to The .shalt Seruminstitut at Dessau (ASID), now a peopleQ's enterprise, needs large quantities of horse blood for the production of .serum, -'The factory notified thegoveriient that it would require the means of purchasing ten horses. The request vanished somewhere into the official. filesa.' After a Long while the institute repeated its request and a few days later received notice that three tractors would be?made available to it, 2, At the Heyden'chemical factory in Dresden,a very modern installation for the production, of 'barbiturates has been installed. A production of 15 tons a year is counted on, 'which would mean a considerable export. 3,e At the Sphering firm in East Berlin, the chemist ID_ .. Xrauss (f nu) developed. the theory' that in the foreheads of animals which underwent winter ' hibernation, there might be found a material that would produce sleep in hu)nanso- He produced. an---extract from the foreheads of bats that pt?aduoed sleep with very good results, Although only six experiments, have been made, Dr. Krauss is already viewed as an outstanding scientist and hopes to win the national prize for having finally pro- duced an organic opiate. 4. In the East Zone a considerable quaixtity'of the inesthet o'Evipan is imported from Budapest. The packages sometimes hold traces of the original packing with the Bayer cross visible. 5. After several patients under Evipan died on the operating table, a'coimnission was named to investigate. It found that,while the cause of death could be Evipan, there were six other possible factors. STATE X ARMY NAVY X IAIR IFBI AEC (Note: Washington Distribution Indicated By "X", Field Distribution By !1.#".) On Ev x Approved For Release 2009/02/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001000240003-1 Approved For Release 2009/02/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001000240003-1 SECRET/CONTROL--U. S .OFFICIALS ONLY 6. The East Zone is planning to produce a drug for the arresting of tuberculosis on abasis of isonicotinic acid and hydrazine, somewhat similar to Neoteven, Rimizon or Ertuban. The production of a new medicament is dependent upon obtaining the . permiss .on of a commission of pharmacists, who are f i ly responsible for the results. 7. There is no medical preparation for hostilities. For example, the stocks of morphine and, other opiates on hand throughout the Fast Zone are only sufficient for current needs. The same is true of serums, which are often so short in supply that some search is necessary. _gECf`.ET/CONTROL--U.S.OFFICIALS ONLY Approved For Release 2009/02/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001000240003-1