ampoules; controlled drug; morphine

Made:
1917

Metal box with detachable lid containing 9 ampoules of morphine hydrochloride (0.02g in 1 cc solution). This product dates from around the First World War and is believed to have been manufactured in Germany, possibly for military use. Morphine is powerful analgesic and narcotic but it also has central stimulant actions. The chief 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 relief of anxiety and apprehension.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A661226
Materials:
ampoule, glass, carton, metal
type:
morphine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • drug
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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