Bottle of 'sulphamezathine' antibiotic

Made:
1950-1960
maker:
ICI Brasil Quimica Limited

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Bottle of sulphamezathine suspension, made by ICI, Brazil, 1940-1960. This bottle contains tablets of a sulphonamide
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Brown glass bottle with carton of sulphamezathine suspension, made by ICI, Brazil, 1940-1960

This bottle contains tablets of a sulphonamide made from a preparation called sulphamezathine. Sulphonamides were the first type of antibacterial drugs to be developed and were used to treat infections such as pneumonia. The packaging assures the buyer that the tablets are suitable for children. ICI Brazil Quimica Ltd, who made this product, was one of the international subsidiary companies of Imperial Chemical Industries.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1976-630 Pt8
Materials:
glass, packet, cardboard and stopper, plastic
type:
sulphonamides
credit:
Donated by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (Pharmaceuticals Division)

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