Heroin is first synthesized from morphine by British chemist C. R. Alder Wright. C.R. Wright synthesized heroin by boiling morphine and acetic anhydride over a stove. He tested his creation on dogs and determined that the drugs caused “great prostration, fear, and sleepiness speedily following the administration and a slight tendency to vomiting.”
Source: Heroin (n.d.) In Encyclopædia Britannica.
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