phials; controlled drug; cocaine
3 glass phials with cork stoppers containing approximately 10 tabloid brand opthalmic tablets. 2 phials consist of 1/50 grain of cocaine hydrochloride, one 1/20 grain hydrochloride. 'Cocaine is the oldest local anaesthetic but because of systemic effects and the danger of causing addiction its use is now almost entirely restricted to opthalmic surgery and surgery of the ear nose and throat' (Martindale, 25th ed 1967).
- Object Number:
- A202631 Pt1
- Wellcome Trust
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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