On This Day In Chemistry

February 27th

German chemist Felix Hoffman was issued a US patent for Aspirin on this day in 1900

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, was initially used as a painkiller. Aspirin is also used as a preventative medicine against strokes, blood clots and heart attacks due to its antiplatelet effect.
 

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