Daily Archives: February 26, 2018


1917 Bayer Aspirin ad
February 27 could be considered aspirin’s birthday in the United States. The process to make aspirin was patented in 1900 by Felix Hoffman on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company, Bayer. Acetylsalicylic acid had been around in one form or another since 1853 when Charles Frédéric Gerhardt published his synthesis […]

Today in Science History – February 27 – Aspirin