Brown glass bottle of phosphorus, zinc and strychnine pills, by Parke, Davis and Co., London, 1920-1940
Not much is known about why someone would take these pills. Strychnine is a stimulant for the central nervous system and may have been used to treat nerve disorders. High doses of this plant extract are poisonous. The pills are coated with gelatine so they are easy to swallow.
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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- container - receptacle
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