Packet of pure quinine powder

Made:
1890-1900

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Packet of quinine powder, as sold in post offices in India, 1890-1900

In 1820, Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788-1842), a French chemist, and Joseph Caventou (1795-1877), a French pharmacist, isolated quinine and extracted it from cinchona bark. Quinine was used as a treatment for malaria because of its fever reducing and pain relieving qualities.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A654789
type:
packets, pharmacy (containers) and pharmacy (drugs)
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust