This Day in Jewish History 1899: Bayer Patents Aspirin, Will Pretend It Hadn’t Been Invented by a Jew

Sent to Theresienstadt in 1943, Arthur Eichengruen finally protested the theft of credit for the invention, in an attempt to get released. It didn’t work – but he survived.

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On March 6, 1899, the German chemical concern Bayer patented a pharmaceutical it called “Aspirin” – a wonder drug with the active ingredient of acetylsalicylic acid that alleviated pain and reduced fever.