canister; controlled drug; opium

Bakelite, circle based canister with bakelite screw cap. Paper label around body of canister. To contain Soloid brand of Opium and Lead pills. These tablets are formulated to be mixed with 1 ounce of hot water (per tablet) and shaken to make a of lead and opium (lotio plumbi et opii). This is used as a soothing and astringent lotion for burns and bruises.


Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A700005 Pt41
  • drug
Wellcome Trust

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