Dental anaesthetic syringe, glass and nickel-plated brass, cased, with accessories, by Parke, Davis and Co., London, 1885-1900
Numbing the mouth during dental treatments relieves the patient of pain. This syringe was used with an anaesthetic such as cocaine. The syringe barrel is stamped with the name of the maker and the date it was patented. Parke, Davis and Co., who made this syringe, was well known for producing cocaine-based products in the 1870s.
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overall (case open): 15 mm x 128 mm x 120 mm, 0.132 kg
- anaesthetic syringe
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- medical instrument
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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