Carton for twelve ampoules of pethidine hydrochloride

Made:
1942 in England
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

Original carton for 12x1ccx50mg ampoules (1 empty ampoule remaining) of "Hypoloid" Pethidine Hydrochloride. Dummy pack with information leaflet on pethidine hydrochloride for medical professionals included in box. According to the leaflet, pethidine, an opiate noted for its analgesic properties, should be used to treat 'severe pain or colic'. Printed front of carton reads, '"HYPOLOID"/PETHIDINE/HYDROCHLORIDE/ 50 mgm. in 1 c.c./ A sterilised solution for subcutaneous,/intramuscular or intravenous injection/ for use under medical direction/...' Made by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., London, 1942.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1989-94/38
Materials:
cardboard, empty, glass and paper
type:
pethidine
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust

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