Cardboard box with folding lid containing 7 glass ampoules of morphine hydrochloride
Cardboard box with folding lid containing 7 glass ampoules of morphine hydrochloride. The box is inscribed with the content and manufacturer details and a stamp 'feile im katschen' meaning 'File in Box'. This item was manufactured in Germany during First World War and is believed to have been issued for military use. Morphine hydrochloride is powerful analgesic and narcotic but it also has central stimulant actions. The chief uses of morphine are for the relief of pain, the procuring of sleep sleeplessness is due to pain, the arrest of haemorrhage, the supression of cough and the relief of anxiety and apprehension.
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
- Object Number:
- A661222 Pt5
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Wellcome Trust
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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