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19th Century Morphine Syringe
Morphine was isolated from opium in 1803 by Frederick Wilhelm Adam Serturner in Germany, who called his creation ‘morphium’, which was later shortened to morphine. Morphine was only about one-tenth the weight of raw opium but it was ten times stronger.
Morphine first became available in the United States in the 1830s but its popularity surged several decades later. The drug was frequently used to treat wounded soldiers in the Civil War and some developed a lifelong addiction to the drug. In addition, widows and family members of soldiers who died in the war often took morphine or other opiates to deal with their grief.
Morphine was commonly used in the second half of the 19th century, particularly after the development of the hypodermic needle, which was introduced in the United States in 1856. At that time, doctors believed that since injected morphine did not travel through the digestive system, then there would be no craving for the drug, and thus, morphine would not be addicting. Of course, they were wrong in this assumption.
People in the 19th century also took morphine as a treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, such as syphilis, as well as for a broad host of other diseases and medical conditions, such as sciatica, cholera, hernia, and even sunstroke.
Americans could purchase syringes by mail from catalogues, and some fashionable women carried their morphine syringes in special pouches attached to their belts or sashes. Many individuals, including physicians, had no idea of the dangers that were associated with reusing needles. Because of this lack of knowledge, unsterile needles caused severe skin abscesses in many users.