Walter Sneader

Walter Sneader

Scotland / Walter Sneader is a pharmaceutical historian who has written four books. The most popular is his Drug Discovery – a History (Wiley 2005). He runs a website at w
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Strychnine sulfate is a deadly poison. It was occasionally used in the treatment of dysentery and gastrointestinal disorders until the 1930s.

Strychnine sulfate is a deadly poison. It was occasionally used in the treatment of dysentery and gastrointestinal disorders until the 1930s.

Iodine was widely used as an antiseptic.

Iodine was widely used as an antiseptic.

Calomel (mercurous chloride) was a popular remedy during the 18th to early 20th centuries. It was used for a wide variety of ailments.

Calomel (mercurous chloride) was a popular remedy during the 18th to early 20th centuries. It was used for a wide variety of ailments.

Parke, Davis introduced epinephrine in pure form under the name Adrenalin in 1901.

Parke, Davis introduced epinephrine in pure form under the name Adrenalin in 1901.

Salvarsan was introduced in 1910 for the treatment of syphilis. It was discovered by Paul Ehrlich and was the first synthetic chemo therapeutic drug to be widely used.

Salvarsan was introduced in 1910 for the treatment of syphilis. It was discovered by Paul Ehrlich and was the first synthetic chemo therapeutic drug to be widely used.

Further reading - the most detailed history of drugs ever written.

Further reading - the most detailed history of drugs ever written.