Early Hypodermic Syringe

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Science Museum, London
published on 18 April 2023
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A hypodermic syringe made by Coxeter and Son of London c. 1860. Syringes were used in antiquity, but the true hypodermic syringe for injecting precisely measured liquids using a hollow needle was invented by the Scotsman Alexander Wood (1817-1884) in 1853. According to tradition, Wood was inspired to create his instrument after considering how a bee stings its victim. The instrument was primarily used to administer morphine for pain relief.

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