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September 21, 2014

The Invention of Morphine


Of course, between his lack of credentials and poor scientific method,
Friedrich’s discovery was not well received at first by the medical community. Discouraged, he set the work aside for several years until, while enduring a painful tooth ache, he treated himself with a small amount of morphine. After a nice nap, he believed his product was safe for human consumption. But just to be on the safe side, he began testing it in on local children.
-- Today I Found

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 21, 2014 4:34 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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“Ever see a hot shot hit, kid? I saw the Gimp catch one in Philly. We rigged his room with a one-way whorehouse mirror and charged a sawski to watch it. He never got the needle out of his arm. They don't if the shot is right. That's the way they find them, dropper full of clotted blood hanging out of a blue arm. The look in his eyes when it hit --- Kid, it was tasty.

― William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

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