Bottle of 'Halycitrol', nutritional supplement, London, England, 1935-1955

Made:
1935-1955 in London
supplier:
Savory and Moore Limited

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One of two bottles of "Halycitrol", by the Crookes Laboratories Ltd., English. 3/4 view. Grey graduated background
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One of two bottles of 'Halycitrol', by the Crookes Laboratories Ltd., Park Royal, London, NW10, England, 1935-1955. Supplied by Savory and Moore Limited, London.

Halycitrol was a nutritional supplement. It consisted of halibut oil, pure orange juice and glucose. It was available over the counter at chemists. Halycitrol was taken in doses of two tablespoons with or without water three times a day. The interwar years (1918-1939) saw concerns over the British ‘race’. Attention was on the physical condition and health of children. Nutritionists often focussed on the proper feeding of children. Nutritional supplements were supplied in some areas. Halycitrol was manufactured by Crookes Laboratories Limited.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A664937 Pt1
Materials:
glass, plastic (unidentified)
type:
drug
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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