Small phial of atropine with cocaine

Made:
1880-1920 in London
maker:
Savory and Moore Limited

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Small glass phial with cork containing a trace of atropine with cocaine in boxwood case. Phial: 33mm x 7mm diameter. Overall weight: Printed label on interior phial reads, 'ATROPINE/1/250 grn. .(0.27 Mgm)/With COCAINE/1/100 grn. .(0. 65 Mgm.)/Savory & Moore Ltd/LONDON' When used together and applied to mucous membranes, atropine and cocaine served to numb and dilate, lending the substance well to eye surgery. Side effects included rapid heart beat, nausea and vertigo. Supplied by Savory and Moore of London, England, 1880-1920.

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Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A127457
Materials:
boxwood, cocaine, cork, glass, trace
type:
phial
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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