Injection cartridges of Streptolin '50' streptomycin, Middlesex, England, 1964

Made:
1964 in Greenford
maker:
Glaxo Laboratories Limited

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Ten 2ml injection cartridges of Streptolin '50' streptomycin sulphate in original packaging with leaflet, by Glaxo Laboratories Ltd., Greenford, Middlesex, England, 1964.

Streptolin ‘50’ treated tuberculosis and was the brand name for streptomycin sulphate. This was an antibiotic to be administered by injection and used with other medications. This let physicians target the difficult-to-treat tuberculosis bacteria and reduce the chance of bacterial resistance.

Cases of tuberculosis in Britain fell during the mid-20th century. This was mostly due to the introduction of mass miniature radiography in the 1930s. This wide-scale X-raying of the public detected tuberculosis at the earliest stage – which could then be treated which drugs such as this one. The packet of ten 2ml injection cartridges was manufactured by Glaxo Laboratories Limited.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1991-190/49
Materials:
cardboard, glass, metal (unknown) and rubber (unidentified)
type:
vial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Newell, R.E.

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