Glass bottle of cocaine eye drops

1901-1930 in London
Burgoyne, Burbidges and Company Limited

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Glass bottle of cocaine eye drops, in poison bottle, full, with seal semi-intact. 100 mm x 30 mm, White label with red border reads, 'STANDARD BURGOYNE PHARMACEUTICALS/.../GUTTAE COCAINAE B.P.C. /.../Contains 0.5% w/v Cocain and 0.033% w/v Mercuric Chloride/ Directions - Apply the drops to the affected Eyeball by/ means of brush attached to cork.../.../BURGOYNE/BURBIDGES & CO LTD/LONDON E.' Manufactured by Burgoyne, Burbidges and Co., London, 1901 to 1930.

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Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
cocaine hydrochloride, cork, full, glass, paper (fibre product) and plastic (unidentified)
controlled drug
  • drug
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
Donated by C R Brown

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