Specimens of cinchona bark in case

Made:
1830-1900

Specimens of cinchona bark, four types, with sample of quinine sulphate crystals, arranged to distinguish yield, probably from Peru, in glazed case, Howard collection, 1830-1900

Cinchona bark, known as cinchona calisaya, comes from Peru. It was commercially grown in large amounts for the anti-malaria treatment quinine. These types were sold by English traders.

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Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A654781
Materials:
case, glass, case, wood, cotents, bark and tube, glass
type:
display cases, display and pharmacy (drugs)
credit:
Howards

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