Daily Archives: June 18, 2014


Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertuerner
June 19 is Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertürner’s birthday. Sertürner was a German pharmacist and largely responsible for taking pharmacology from alchemy to chemistry. In 1804, Sertürner was an apprentice to a pharmacist where he worked with opium. Opium is a narcotic derived from the sap harvested from opium poppy seed pods. It has was […]

Today In Science History – June 19