Who discovered Cocaine?

raman   October 10, 2011   Comments Off on Who discovered Cocaine?

Cocaine is a crystal clear tropane alkaloid which is accessed from the leaves of the coca plant. It is considered as the first effective local anesthetic. It was first isolated in 1855 by Friedrich Gaedcke, a German chemist. It was first used for eye surgery in 1884 by Austrian ophthalmologist, Karl Koller.