Bottle of iron, arsenic and digitalin tablets, London, 1916-1940

Made:
1916-1940 in London
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

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Cardboard box contains bottle of iron, arsenic and digitalin tablets with instruction sheet (paper), made by Burroughs, Wellcome and Co. of London, under "Tabloid" trademark, English 1916-1940

The combination of iron, arsenic and digitalin was used as a heart stimulant to treat heart conditions. ‘Tabloid’ was the brand name patented by Henry Wellcome in 1884 to describe compressed tablets of drugs. The trademark was later extended to other products such as first aid kits.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A667534
Materials:
cardboard, cork, cotton (fibre), glass, materia medica, paper (fibre product) and wax
Measurements:
box: 95 mm x 48 mm x 38 mm, 0.02kg
bottle: 85 mm x 44 mm x 32 mm, 0.08 kg
overall (box, bottle and papers): 0.1 kg
type:
digitalin