Lori Wyer’s WS320 Blog

January 29, 2006

Who is Letitia Greer???

Filed under: Culture Site — wyerl @ 1:42 pm

On the list of inventors from factmonster (noted in previous post), it indicated that Letitia Greer got a patent for the medical syringe in 1899.  When I “googled” her name I got nothing.  When I “googled” the question, “Inventor of medical syringe?” I got some very different information!  According to the article at http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blsyringe.htm,  two men are credited with the creation of the syringe in 1853: Dr. Alexander Wood (a Scottish physician) and Charles Gabriel Pravaz (a French surgeon).  Not very encouraging information!  I’ll keep looking.


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