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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   November 2017
Sharing “Beta-Eucain” with Schering: Albrecht Schmidt and George Merling
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   November 2017
Sharing “Beta-Eucain” with Schering: Albrecht Schmidt and George Merling
Anesthesiology 11 2017, Vol.127, 764. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001904
Anesthesiology 11 2017, Vol.127, 764. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001904
In September of 1896, two Berlin chemists, Albrecht Schmidt and George Merling, submitted sample chemical specimens of beta-eucaine, their novel local anesthetic, with an application they filed with the United States Patent Office. On September 11, 1900, U.S. Patent No. 657,880 was granted for their “Compound of vinyldiaceton-alkamins and process of making same” (left). Patent rights were assigned to a spin-off of E. Schering, a corporation founded by Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering (1824 to 1889), a German pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist. Manufactured in the chemical factory Chemischen Fabrik auf Actien (formerly E. Schering), this bottle of white crystalline “Beta-Eucain Hydrochloride” (right) was distributed by the New York firm of Schering & Glatz. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
In September of 1896, two Berlin chemists, Albrecht Schmidt and George Merling, submitted sample chemical specimens of beta-eucaine, their novel local anesthetic, with an application they filed with the United States Patent Office. On September 11, 1900, U.S. Patent No. 657,880 was granted for their “Compound of vinyldiaceton-alkamins and process of making same” (left). Patent rights were assigned to a spin-off of E. Schering, a corporation founded by Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering (1824 to 1889), a German pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist. Manufactured in the chemical factory Chemischen Fabrik auf Actien (formerly E. Schering), this bottle of white crystalline “Beta-Eucain Hydrochloride” (right) was distributed by the New York firm of Schering & Glatz. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
In September of 1896, two Berlin chemists, Albrecht Schmidt and George Merling, submitted sample chemical specimens of beta-eucaine, their novel local anesthetic, with an application they filed with the United States Patent Office. On September 11, 1900, U.S. Patent No. 657,880 was granted for their “Compound of vinyldiaceton-alkamins and process of making same” (left). Patent rights were assigned to a spin-off of E. Schering, a corporation founded by Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering (1824 to 1889), a German pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist. Manufactured in the chemical factory Chemischen Fabrik auf Actien (formerly E. Schering), this bottle of white crystalline “Beta-Eucain Hydrochloride” (right) was distributed by the New York firm of Schering & Glatz. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia, Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.
In September of 1896, two Berlin chemists, Albrecht Schmidt and George Merling, submitted sample chemical specimens of beta-eucaine, their novel local anesthetic, with an application they filed with the United States Patent Office. On September 11, 1900, U.S. Patent No. 657,880 was granted for their “Compound of vinyldiaceton-alkamins and process of making same” (left). Patent rights were assigned to a spin-off of E. Schering, a corporation founded by Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering (1824 to 1889), a German pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist. Manufactured in the chemical factory Chemischen Fabrik auf Actien (formerly E. Schering), this bottle of white crystalline “Beta-Eucain Hydrochloride” (right) was distributed by the New York firm of Schering & Glatz. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
In September of 1896, two Berlin chemists, Albrecht Schmidt and George Merling, submitted sample chemical specimens of beta-eucaine, their novel local anesthetic, with an application they filed with the United States Patent Office. On September 11, 1900, U.S. Patent No. 657,880 was granted for their “Compound of vinyldiaceton-alkamins and process of making same” (left). Patent rights were assigned to a spin-off of E. Schering, a corporation founded by Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering (1824 to 1889), a German pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist. Manufactured in the chemical factory Chemischen Fabrik auf Actien (formerly E. Schering), this bottle of white crystalline “Beta-Eucain Hydrochloride” (right) was distributed by the New York firm of Schering & Glatz. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
In September of 1896, two Berlin chemists, Albrecht Schmidt and George Merling, submitted sample chemical specimens of beta-eucaine, their novel local anesthetic, with an application they filed with the United States Patent Office. On September 11, 1900, U.S. Patent No. 657,880 was granted for their “Compound of vinyldiaceton-alkamins and process of making same” (left). Patent rights were assigned to a spin-off of E. Schering, a corporation founded by Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering (1824 to 1889), a German pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist. Manufactured in the chemical factory Chemischen Fabrik auf Actien (formerly E. Schering), this bottle of white crystalline “Beta-Eucain Hydrochloride” (right) was distributed by the New York firm of Schering & Glatz. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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