How Aspirin Was Discovered


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

Aspirin was found 4,000 years ago by Sumerians who found that scratching the bark off of a particular kind of tree and eating it made their pain go away. The substance has been changed 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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