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  • Charles Gabriel Pravaz and Alexander Wood (both debated) were the first to develop a syringe with a needle fine enough to pierce the skin, the precursor to the hypodermic syringe. Its first use was to inject morphine as a pain killer. [1]


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  1. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/pagerender.fcgi?artid=1707257&pageindex=1