An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: March 22, 2024

RUNGE, Friedlieb Ferdinand

2 entries
  • 11411

Neueste phytochemische Entdeckungen zur Begründung einer wissenschaftlichen Phytochemie. 2 vols.

Berlin: G. Reimer, 18201821.

On pp. 144-146 of vol. 1 Runge reported the isolation of relatively pure caffeine for the first time. He called it "Kaffebase." Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link. In 1821 the French chemists Pierre-Joseph Pelletier and Joseph Bienaimé Caventou independently isolated caffeine without knowledge of Runge's work. 

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Chemistry / Biochemistry, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Caffeine
  • 1855

Ueber einige Producte der Steinkohlendestillation.

Ann. Phys. Chem. (Lpz.), 31, 65-77, 513-24; 32, 308-32, 1834.

Carbolic acid first prepared from coal-tar.