Who created syringes?

Answer Dublin, Ireland, physician Francis Rynd invented the hypodermic syringe in 1844, according to the Irish Patents Office. He first used the device to inject two neuralgia patients with an analgesic s... Read More »

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Is it legal to buy insulin syringes?

Laws regarding the legal purchase of insulin syringes, with or without a prescription, vary by state. Some states such as Alaska, Connecticut and Delaware require a prescription to purchase insulin... Read More »

How to Dispose of Needles & Syringes?

An accidental poke from a tainted needle can begin a situation that might permanently alter someone's life with suffering and illness. Due to the seriousness of this situation, proper disposal of n... Read More »

Who invented medical syringes?

The medical syringe was invented by Charles Gabriel Pravaz in 1853. It was used then for local anesthesia. However, soon after the invention Alexander Wood used the syringe to inject morphine for p... Read More »

Are disposable plastic syringes autoclavable?

Autoclaves melt plastics not rated specifically for autoclave use. Even if you don't reuse the disposable syringe, just placing it in the autoclave may damage the device or release dangerous fumes.... Read More »