Metal container, empty, used for Broxil oral penicillin tablets, made by Beecham Research Laboratories, Brentford, 197[-]-198[-]
‘Broxil’ was one of the first semi-synthetic penicillins to be produced. It was introduced in 1959 by Beecham, a major pharmaceutical company (now part of GlaxoSmithKline ). Broxil could be taken in tablet form and as it is acid resistant, it is not destroyed in the stomach but can instead survive long enough to reach the blood stream.
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
- Object Number:
- 1976-630 Pt19
- Donated by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (Pharmaceuticals Division)
- Permanent collection
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