Bottle of penicillin lozenges, England, 1949

1949 in England
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

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1x50 bottle of penicillin lozenges, calcium salt (benzylpenicillin sodium?), by Burroughs Wellcome, 1949

The bottle would have contained fifty lozenges of penicillin made by Burroughs Wellcome & Co, but they have now separated into tiny pink granules. To take the medication, a lozenge was placed between the cheek and gum and allowed to dissolve slowly.

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Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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penicillin and pharmacy (antibiotics)
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
Hulbert, C.

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