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First aid kit of emergency drugs, Paris, France, 1800-1945
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First aid kit of emergency drugs, Paris, France, 1800-1945
Top, A629763 - Pocket dispensary containing 8 ampoules of drugs
Top, A629763 - Pocket dispensary containing 8 ampoules of drugs, by Laboratoires Fraisse, French. Bottom, A629765 -
Work Type
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Date
1800-1945
Location
Paris
Material
ampoule, glass
case, aluminium
Measurements
overall: 18 mm x 85 mm x 115 mm, .08kg
Description
Pocket dispensary containing 5 ampoules of drugs, by Fraisse Laboratories, French
Each of the five coloured glass tubes corresponds to a different drug, making it easy to identify in an emergency. Some of the liquids are familiar to us, although their uses might not be. The blue glass contains caffeine, which was believed to help relieve pain. Among the more unusual liquids is the ergotine in the brown glass tube. This was a medicine used to control heavy bleeding. Some drugs are used to stimulate the heart, including strychnine (in the white glass). The glass tube containing ether, a popular anaesthetic which numbed the patient and stopped them feeling any pain from their injuries is missing. All the liquids were to be given by injection. The kit is shown here with a similar example (A629763).
Each of the five coloured glass tubes corresponds to a different drug, making it easy to identify in an emergency. Some of the liquids are familiar to us, although their uses might not be. The blue glass contains caffeine, which was believed to help relieve pain. Among the more unusual liquids is the ergotine in the brown glass tube. This was a medicine used to control heavy bleeding. Some drugs are used to stimulate the heart, including strychnine (in the white glass). The glass tube containing ether, a popular anaesthetic which numbed the patient and stopped them feeling any pain from their injuries is missing. All the liquids were to be given by injection. The kit is shown here with a similar example (A629763).
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co181558
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