Hypodermic syringe set

Made:
1910-1914 in Berlin
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited
Hypodermic syringe set, for quinine injection, with Record syringe, nickel plated brass, by Boroughs Wellcome and Co., Hypodermic syringe set, for quinine injection, with Record syringe, nickel plated brass, by Boroughs Wellcome and Co.,

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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
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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, '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 and syringe, glass
type:
hypodermic syringe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • drug delivery device
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust