Three cardboard boxes each contains 10 ampoules of morphine hydrochloride + 1 decapping file

Cardboard box, unopened, with folding lid containing 10 glass ampoules of morphine hydrochloride. Box also contains a file for de-capping the ampoule. The box is inscribed with the content and manufacturer details and a stamp 'feile im der meaning '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 uses 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.


Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A661222 Pt3
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • drug
Wellcome Trust

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