Franz Anton Cramer

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Franz Anton Cramer (1776 – 1829) was a German apothecary in Paderborn.[1] The Cramer’sche Hofapotheke is the later Adlerapotheke at the Paderborn market. His generous support enabled Friedrich Serturner to discover morphine.

Discovery of morphine[edit]

On 1 October 1799, Friedrich Sertürner began there an apprenticeship for four years. During this time he started his scientific work, which later became the basis for the discovery of morphine. In 1804, for the first time Friedrich Sertürner isolated morphine out of the watersoluble extract of opium in the Cramer’schen Hofapotheke.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Jahreszahlen zur Toxikologie 2001" (PDF). Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Govi-Verlag Pharmazeutischer Verlag GmbH. "Pharmazeutische Zeitung online: Dem Morphin auf der Spur". Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sertürner Gesellschaft e.V. Einbeck - Friedrich Wilhelm Anton Sertürner". Retrieved 4 November 2014.