I'm trying to figure out the process by which Damocles went through to create the Wolfsbane Potion in the early 1970s. In my head, I imagine this as a rather scientific process where they failed on a number of occassions. Yes, I understand he is credited with the solution, but I imagine he worked with a number of researchers. It's a rather difficult brew done by a few trained wizards (like Snape), so I imagine a tedious process.

A: Other than aconite, what are the other properties of the potion?
B: How did they test it? [Werewolf Registry?]
C: Was it trial & errour with experiments & tests?
D: What experiments & tests?

Just a thought. Suggestions?