Bottle for Pulverettes of Phenacetin, London, England, 1890-1940

1890-1940 in London
Oppenheimer, Son and Company Limited

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Clear glass bottle for Pulverettes no.67, phenacetin comp. for neuralgia and migraine, with content

This clear glass bottle contains Pulverettes of Phenacetin. It was used for neuralgia and migraine. Phenacetin is an analgesic. This is a painkiller and fever reducer. It acts on the central nervous system. Phenacetin was first used in 1887. It was used extensively in ‘over the counter’ medications. This example was produced in London by chemist Oppenheimer, Son and Company Limited.

The drug was withdrawn from the US market in 1983 because of suspected links with kidney disease.


Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A656894 Pt9
cork, glass, clear and plastic, stopper
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel

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