Box of aspirin tablets, London, England, 1949-1966

Made:
1949-1966 in London
maker:
Warrick Brothers Limited

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Carton of aspirin perles, by Warrick Brothers, Ltd., London

Aspirin has traditionally been taken to relieve pain and fevers and can be bought at chemists and some ordinary shops. The makers of these tablets or ‘perles’, Warrick Bros Ltd, advertised their product as tasteless and easily swallowed. Aspirin was first introduced in 1896 by the German pharmaceutical manufacturer Bayer after being discovered by one of their researchers, chemist Felix Hoffmann (1868-1946).

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A640325
Materials:
complete, iron, paint and paper
type:
tablet
taxonomy:
  • drug
  • analgesic
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • drug