Bottle of Behring's diphtheria remedy, Germany, 1914-1918

1914-1918 in Hochst
Farbwerke vorm Meister Lucius und Brüning

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Bottle of Behring's diphtheria remedy, by Meister, Lucius and Bruning of Hoechst, from captured German battleship, First World War

This is a bottle of diphtheria antitoxin developed by Emil Adolf Behring (1854-1917) in 1891. He refined this treatment again in 1913. This bottle of “Behring’s diphtheria remedy” was taken from a German battleship during the First World War, the first major conflict where more troops died from their wounds rather than disease. This was partly due to vaccination.


Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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complete, cork, glass, lead (metal), paper (fibre product)
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • drug

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