Hypodermic syringe set

Made:
1910-1914 in Berlin
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

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Hypodermic syringe set, for quinine injection, with Record syringe, nickel plated brass, by Boroughs Wellcome and Co.,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Hypodermic syringe set, for quinine injection, with Record syringe, nickel plated brass, by Boroughs Wellcome and Co.,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Hypodermic syringe set, 'Tabloid' brand, for quinine injection, with Record syringe, nickel plated brass, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., Berlin, 1910-1914

The hypodermic syringe was used to give injections of quinine hydrochloride into the body. Quinine is used as an anti-malaria treatment and can also be given in tablet form. The kit contains a hypodermic syringe, paraffin-coated needles – to protect the needles during transportation – and twenty tablets and test tubes to make up solutions for injection. Sold by Burroughs, Wellcome & Co, the kit would have been used by those traveling to areas where malaria was common, such as Africa.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A56878
Materials:
case, brass, nickel plated, syringe, brass, nickel plated, syringe, glass
type:
hypodermic syringe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • drug delivery device
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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