Pure atropine was first produced in 1831 by the German pharmacist, Heinrich Mein (1799-1864). It was first synthesized in 1901 by the German chemist, Richard Willstatter (1872-1942). The pharmaceutical product atropine sulfate dissolves more easily than does atropine. The bottle shown here was made by Eli Lilly and Company in 1930. The introduction of new inhalation anesthetics since the 1960s has reduced the use of atropine as a preanesthetic medication.
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