phial; controlled drug; morphine

Glass vial with cork stopper containing approximately 20 tabloid hypodermic tablets consisting of 1/6 grain of morphine sulphate and 1/4 grain of sodium sulphate. Morphine is a powerful analgesic and narcotic but it also has central stimulant Sodium sulphate is a saline purgative but also used as a diuretic and also as a lymphagogue when applied to infectious wounds. It is unknown why this should be used in conjuction with morphine sulphate.


Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A619556 Pt1
stopper, cork, tube, glass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • drug
Wellcome Trust

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