Posts Tagged ‘asprin’

Vote for the Most Important Article, 1980-1989

Posted by • June 1st, 2012

For the most important advance during the early years of NEJM, you voted for the beginning of ether anesthesia. From 1880-1929, it was the first description of platelets, and from 1930-1959, the beginning of bone marrow transplantation. The 1960s brought us studies on an attenuated measles vaccine, and the first oral ACE inhibitor was introduced… Read More…

Aspirin and Venous Thromboembolism: A New Chapter in the Story of the “Wonder Drug”?

Posted by • May 23rd, 2012

Salicylates hold an enduring place in the history of medical therapeutics. Hippocrates suggested salicin-rich preparations of willow bark and myrtle for the treatment of pain and fever in the 5th century B.C.E., and acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) was first marketed as a purified drug by Friedrich Bayer & Co. as far back as 1899[1]. From the… Read More…