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Both substances had been synthesized earlier, but not in forms that could be used for medication. ASA has first been synthesized by Frenchman Charles Frédéric Gerhardt in 1853, and diacetylmorphine (that is, Heroin) by C.R.A. Wright, a British chemist in 1873.
Shortly after these discoveries, he changed to the pharmaceutical marketing departement, where he stayed until his retirement in 1928.
- Arthur Eichengrün, another chemist who had worked at Bayer in 1897 and who, in 1949, claimed that Aspirin was his invention, not Hoffmann's.
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