Alexander Wood was born in Cupar, Scotland back in 1817 to James and Mary. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and at the University of Edinburgh. He received his MD in 1839. It wasn’t until 1853, that he invented something that will forever place him in the history books, more on that in a moment.
In 1858, he was elected President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He died in 1884.
What you may not know about Alexander Wood is that he was stung by a bee (date unknown). He pulled the stinger out and examined it. From that one bee sting he invented the first hypodermic needle that used a true syringe and hollow needle. Not bad from a simple bee sting don’t you think? He died in 1884, at 67.
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