When Breaking Bad was in its full (and justified) hype, a colleague of mine over at Nursing Clio sent me this link about the invention of meth in Meiji Japan, a factoid of which I was totally unaware.
There’s also a great introduction about the experience of and experiments with other early drugs by European scientists, and it’s part of a larger series of articles.
There’s also more about the making and use of meth in Japan in more recent decades at this earlier Tofugu article. Read up to impress your friends at your next binge-watching of Breaking Bad and please browse responsibly! 🙂