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Morphine
Timeline
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1806 Morphine is first isolated.   
Early 1850s First experimentation with injecting medications.   
1853 Hypodermic needle-syringes with a point fine enough to pierce the skin are invented simultaneously by Charles Gabriel Pravaz (French surgeon) and Alexander Wood (Scottish physician). It is first used to inject morphine intravenously.   
1861 Commercially manufactured hypodermic syringes are available in Europe and America. (A Brief History of Cocaine)   
1906 Pure Food and Drug Act is passed, regulating the labelling of products containing Alcohol, Opiates, Cocaine, and Cannabis, among others. The law went into effect Jan 1, 1907 1   [Details]