Bottle of ‘Eticyclin’ tablets, England, 1954-1971

Made:
1954-1971 in Horsham
maker:
CIBA Laboratories Limited
Bottle of "Eticyclin" tablets, by Ciba Laboratories Ltd., English.
      Full view, pills alongside bottle.
      White perspex

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Bottle of "Eticyclin" tablets, by Ciba Laboratories Ltd., English. Full view, pills alongside bottle. White perspex
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Brown glass bottle of "Eticyclin" tablets, by Ciba Laboratories Ltd., English

‘Eticyclin’ is a combined oestrogen and progestin contraceptive pill. Oestrogen and progestin are hormones. They regulate many functions of the body. These include growth and reproduction. Such hormones are also used medically to compensate for low levels of natural hormones, for example to promote growth. They are extracted from animals or manufactured synthetically. ‘Eticyclin’ is made by Ciba Laboratories in England.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A640248
Materials:
complete, glass, materia medica and metal
type:
oral contraceptive pill
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • drug
  • tablet