Plastic dispenser containing combined monophasic contraceptive pills

1960-1970 in Hounslow
Parke, Davis and Company Limited

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‘Norlestrin’, shown in the circular pack, is one of the earliest oral contraceptive pills. This ‘dial pack’ reminded
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Plastic dispenser of combined monophasic early contraceptive pills, one of 2 packs, 'Norlestrin', by Parke, Davis & Co., Hounslow, London, 1960-70

‘Norlestrin’ is one of the earliest oral contraceptive pills. This ‘dial pack’ reminded women when to take the pill. Manufacturers designed special packaging such as this soon after the oral contraceptive pill was launched in the 1960s.

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Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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  • drug
  • drug
Donated by the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Contemporary Medical Archive Centre

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