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Discovery and Early Usage

April 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

Introduction to Methamphetamine/ Discovery and Early Usage/ World War II/ 1950’s to Today/ Meth’s affect on History/ How it is Made/ Reference

Nagai Nagayoshi (1844-1929)

1887- The related compound, amphetamine, is synthesized by Lazar Edeleanu in Germany.

1893- Nagayoshi succeeds in synthesizing methamphetamine from ephedrine in Japan.

1919- Akira Ogata is able to create methamphetamine into a crystallized form.

1928- US Company (Smith, Kline and French) releases Benzedrine inhalers, containing methamphetamine.

1937- Amphetamine is available in tablet-form by prescription.





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