Wellcome Strychnine and Opiate Drug Case

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A circa 1930s machined aluminium case containing bottles with pharmacologically active ingredients for hypodermic injection. These would have been administered by a WW2 physician in the field, when strychnine was still being used as a stimulant.

They include tabloids of morphine sulphate, morphine tartrate, apomorphine, strychnine sulphate, cocaine hydrochloride, hyoscine, atropine and ergotamine. The labels are marked DDA Poison with the formulation and dose and read ‘Burrows Wellcome & Co. The Wellcome foundation’.

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