Specimens of cinchona bark in display case

Made:
1850-1860

Specimens of cinchona bark, three types, arranged to distinguish yield, probably from Peru, in glazed case, Howard collection, 1850-1860

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.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A654783
Materials:
case, glass, case, wood and contents, bark
type:
display cases, display and pharmacy (drugs)
credit:
Howards

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