The discovery of heroin

@article{Sneader1998TheDO,
  title={The discovery of heroin},
  author={W. Sneader},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={352},
  pages={1697-1699}
}
Yet, heroin was developed by the same research team who introduced aspirin. These researchers were convinced that heroin would make a valuable contribution to medicine as a cough suppressant to assist breathing in patients with severe lung disease. This conviction is reflected in the origin of the drug’s name—the German term heros refers to an ancient Greek hero who is honoured as a demigod on account of his deeds. 2 The full details of how heroin was developed have never been revealed, but it… Expand
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