Firt created in 1926 Becomes widly known as Phencyclidine.
Parke, Davis & Company begins testing PCP for use as a surgical anesthetic. Early tests on animals were promising.
PCP was teted on 64 patients, who reported worrying side effects, such as feeling "detached" from their bodies and extreme agitation.
Patented as a surgical anesthetic under the brand name Sernyl
Withdrawn from Market
Sernyl becomes less popular as an anesthetic and eventually is withdrawn from the market.
Sernyl is renamed Sernylan and is marketed as a animal tranquilizer.
Appears on the street
Word spreads of PCP's unusual effects and it appears in San Fransisco in 1967. Use declines and eventually stops in the late 60s because users had difficulty conrolling doses to recieve only the "plesant" effects.
Reemerges on Street
Use increases in early 70s when the powder form of the drug became availible, allowing users to better control dosage.
USe steadily declines in the 80s and 90s and use eventually becomes almost nonexistant.