Hidden Meaning

Hidden Meaning

Keep from being seen; conceal.

Hidden in the willow…
The leaves and bark of the willow tree contain Salicin which is metabolized into salicylic acid in the human body. It temporarily relieves headache, stomachache, and other body pain. In 1897, Felix Hoffmann created a synthetically altered version of salicin (in his case derived from the Spiraea plant), which caused less digestive upset than pure salicylic acid. The new drug, formally acetylsalicylic acid, was named Aspirin by Hoffmann’s employer Bayer AG.

Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
Lord Chesterfield – Philip Dormer Stanhope, 1694-1773


2 thoughts on “Hidden Meaning

  1. I liked the reference to Bayer AG. I used to work there. I wonder if you know the Bayer trademark was lost to Bayer in North America after WWI as a war payment. It was bought back in the ninety’s as a result of the acquisition of Sterling drug buy Bayer AG

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