Medicine chest by Burroughs Wellcome, style 221, supplied to Lord Curzon, c.1920 ( Wellcome ref R.218)
The leather medicine chest was owned by George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925), a successful politician and traveller who was also awarded the titles Viceroy of India and Marquess Curzon of Kedleston. It contains a range of drugs, including quinine, aspirin, opium painkillers and laxatives.
The medicine chest was made by Burroughs, Wellcome & Co, who supplied a wide range of medicine chests and first aid kits often to influential people and explorers in a shrewd attempt to promote the product. It is pictured here with another Burroughs, Wellcome & Co chest (1981-1010).
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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- medicine chest
- furnishing and equipment
- furnishing - artefact
- case furniture
- On loan from the Wellcome Trust
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