ampoules; controlled drug; morphine
Cardboard box without lid containing 9 ampoules of morphine hydrochloride (morfium hydro-chloricum). This product dates from around the First World War and is believed to have been issued for German military use. Morphine hydrochloride is powerful and narcotic but it also has central stimulant actions. The chief uses of morphine are for the relief of pain, the procuring of sleep where sleeplessness is due to pain, the arrest of haemorrhage, the supression of cough and the relief of anxiety apprehension.
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Wellcome Trust
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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