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August Bier’s Needle
Empire syringe

Origin

August Bier

Type

Needle

Effects

Will deliver any injected substance immediately to the target system

Downsides

Overwhelming numbness and lethargy

Activation

Injection

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Telesphorus-474U

Aisle

559939-1852

Shelf

579603-6699-279

Date of Collection

October 18 1964

[Source]


OriginEdit

August Bier was the first surgeon to perform spinal intravenous regional anesthesia upon patients before operation. Many medical treatments before would involve ether or other depressants to dull senses to the pain, applied orally or through injections at the arm. Bier decided to inject substances such as cocaine mixed with cerebrospinal fluid directly into the spinal column, as general anesthesia could cause sickness, headaches and residual pain after treatment. His patients would feel no pain during the process but become only mildly unwell afterwards, which would go away within several days.

This technique proved vital to crossing the blood-brain barrier, allowing anesthetics to begin affecting patients faster than ever before. Even Bier and his assistant, also named August, performed the procedure on each other. Bier was able to treat his friend without incident, although Bier’s own failed when the needle snapped, spilling anesthetic and cocaine everywhere.

EffectsEdit

Injecting any mixture with this needle will spread the substance only to specific portions of the body, controlled by either the subject or administrator. They will pass the blood-brain barrier and begin to take effect immediately. The suddenness usually shocks the patient’s body, leaving them fully self-aware but unsure of external events. After being relieved, all traces of the mixture will flush out of their body through sweating and exhaling. They will also be unable to feel anything physical, numbing their sense of touch to non-existence. Artie now occasionally carries it within his doctor's bag for cases involving neutralizer injection.

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