Cardboard box, sealed, containing six ampoules of morphine hydrochloride

Made:
1912-1917

Cardboard box, with folding lid, containing six glass ampoules of morphine hydrochloride, Germany, 1912-1917. The box is inscribed with the content and manufacturer details and a stamp 'feile im der" meaning 'File in Box'. This item was manufactured in Germany during the First World War and is believed to have been issued for military use. Morphine hydrochloride is powerful analgesic and narcotic but it also has central stimulant actions. The uses of morphine are for the relief of pain, the procuring of sleep where sleeplessness is due to pain, the arrest of haemorrhage, the supression of cough and the relief of anxiety and apprehension.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A653586/13
type:
box - container
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Wellcome Trust