May 23, 2022 at 2:33 am

How Aspirin Was Discovered

by Matthew Gilligan

Narrator Addison Anderson goes on a deep dive into the history of aspirin in this illuminating video.

Aspirin was discovered 4,000 years ago by Sumerians who found that scraping the bark off of a certain kind of tree and eating it made their pain go away. The substance has been modified since then and in 1897, Bayer gave the substance its name.

Watch the video above to get the entire story. This video was produced by TED-Ed and the animation was done by Gerta Xhelo.

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