Bottle of 'Papine'

1920-1950 in London
Roberts and Company
Battle and Company

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Clear glass bottle containing 'Papine' brand liquid (opium and morphine hydrochloride). 178 mm x 68 mm x 39 mm, 422 g. Printed label with distinctive poppy illustration reads, PAPINE/TRADE MARK/BATTLE & CO./St. LOUIS Chemists/ Corporation/Manufactured for the proprietors by ROBERTS & CO.,/76 NEW BOND ST., LONDON, W.1./PAPINE is the anodyne or pain-relieving principle of Opium, the narcotic or convulsive elements being eliminated. 'Papine' contains one grain of morphine hydrochloride to each fluid/ounce...' Product of Battle and Co, St Louis, and prepared by Roberts and Co. London, 1920-1950.

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Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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bakelite, complete, glass, morphine hydrochloride and opium
Wellcome Trust

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