Aspirin tablets, 2000.

Hills, Jennie

Aspirin tablets, 2000.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Aspirin was first synthesised from willow bark by the German chemist Felix Hoffman (1868-1946) and introduced to the medical market in 1899 as a relief against pain. Aspirin reduces fever and relieves pain caused by inflammation (as in arthritis or a sore throat). It works by reducing swelling and stopping the pain mesage travelling to the brain. Other synthetic drugs similar to aspirin, such as ibuprofen, have the same effect but with fewer side effects. Aspirin also can be useful in preventing heart attacks and strokes.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas

image details