Samples of cinchona bark

1930-1931 in Paris

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Bundle of strips of rolled bark, cinchona, Quinquina Route Equateur faux, prepared by F. Laurent, Paris, supplied by H. Salle, Paris, France, 1930-1931

Quinine is the component of cinchona bark which was used to treat and prevent malaria. Besides being used to treat malaria, cinchona bark was also a pain and fever reliever. Quinine is extracted by a complex chemical process. There are many species of the plant. This sample is from Quinquina Route Equateur. The sample was prepared by F Laurent, a pharmacist, at H Salle, a chemist and druggist shop, in Paris, France, in 1930-1931.

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Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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Salle, H.

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