Friedrich Wilhlem Sertürner (1783-1841)

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Metal gold
Shape round
Weight 10 g
Dimensions 26 mm
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Medal issued to commemorate the German pharmacist Friedrich Wilhelm Sertüner. Although he did not discover morphine, Sertürner was the first to publish his scientific work on it in 1805-1806. He discovered its alcaloïd nature and named it morphium.

Reference: Rudolf Schmitz, Pharmacy in History, Vol. 27, No. 2 (1985), pp. 61-74