Cardboard box, unopened, with folding lid, containing 10 glass ampoules of morphine hydrochloride + a file

Cardboard box, unopened, with folding lid containing 6 glass ampoules of morphine hydrochloride. Box contains a file for de-capping the ampoule. The box is inscribed with the content and manufacturer details and a stamp 'feile im der schachtel' 'File in Box'. This item was manufactured in Germany during the First World War and is believed to have been issued for military use. Morphine hydrochloride is powerful analgesic and narcotic but it also has central stimulant actions. The chief of morphine are for the relief of pain, the procuring of sleep where sleeplessness is due to pain, the arrest of haemorrhage, the supression of cough and the relief of anxiety and apprehension.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A656297 Pt23
Materials:
ampoule, glass and cardboard
type:
morphine
taxonomy:
  • drug
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Wellcome Trust