Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: nitroglycerin

  • William Murrell and nitroglycerin

    Born in London in 1853, William Murrell was the first to use nitroglycerin in the treatment of angina pectoris. Son of a barrister, he received his medical training at the University College Hospital in London and then taught physiology there. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College…