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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:31 am    Post subject: The Meiji Invention of Meth Reply with quote
So, apparently, methamphetamine, and crystal meth, were both first synethesized in Japan. I guess I'm not too surprised, considering it was also a Japanese scientist who was the first to isolate adrenaline out of animal tissue.

Shinpai Deshou posted yesterday a link to an article from one year ago on The Appendix talking about how Nagai Nagayoshi was the first to synthesize meth, and how many street drugs today had much less illicit beginnings. Nagai was no Walter White - he was the founder of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, and a well-esteemed member of the faculty of the University of Tokyo.

(PS I would like to reiterate that my handle, lordameth, has nothing to do with meth. Thx. Wink )
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