Inventor Of The Hypodermic Syringe
On this date in 1845, Irish physician Francis Rynd published his account of how he used a hypodermic syringe to inject fluids into a patient at Dublin's Meath Hospital. Rynd published his results in the "Dublin Medical Press." Still used today to circumvent the digestive tract when drugs are administered, the hypodermic needle is often considered a dinosaur that researchers are working hard to supplant. Among new ways to deliver drugs: nasal sprays, pills, inhalers and skin patches.
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