Box containing ampoules of Strophanthus extract, England, 1917

Made:
1917 in England
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

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European medicines containing Strophanthus extract; 10 ampoules in box of strophanthin solution, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., England, dated 1917

A box containing ampoules of Strophanthin, an extract from the Strophanthus plant, made by the Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Ripe seeds from Strophanthus gratus and kombé plants contain a chemical that works on the heart. In Europe it has been made into tablets, powders or solutions for injection, and sold for the treatment of heart conditions.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A675650
Materials:
ampoule, glass and box, cardboard
type:
box
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle