Quinine pills in box

maker:
Savory and Moore Limited

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Box containing 32 quinine pills. Part of a medicine chest, with hinged lid, tray-style drawer, and 16 bottles
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Box containing 32 quinine pills. Part of a medicine chest, with hinged lid, tray-style drawer, and 16 bottles
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

32 quinine pills in circular cardboard box with lid, Savory & Moore Ltd, inscribed '2 grains in each'

These pills contain quinine, a bitter tasting part of the bark of a cinchona tree, originally from South America but also cultivated in South Asia. From the early 1800s, quinine was used as a remedy against malaria.

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Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A630151 Pt16
Materials:
card, quinine
type:
quinine
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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