Did you know that…..
the invention of the hypodermic needle played an important role in the story of addiction to drugs ?
In 1853 an Scottish physician, Alexander Woods, invented the hypodermic needle. At the time of hypodermic’s discovery doctor thought that the use of hypodermic needle would prevent addiction to drug. The explanation for that if the drug did not reach the stomach, the person would not develop a “hunger” for them.
The first narcotic drug administrated by hypodermic needle was Morphine. The second one was Heroin, which was isolated from opium in 1898.