Spray bottle of compound flavazole and penicillin.

Made:
1948-1952 in Nottingham
maker:
Boots Pure Drug Company Limited

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Bottle with spray attachment, of compound flavazole and penicillin powder, by Boots Pure Drug Co., England, 1948-1952
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Group shot from left to right to bottom right: 1981-1717_0053 Bottle with spray attachment, of compound flavazole and
Science Museum Group Collection
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Empty bottle with spray attachment, of compound flavazole and penicillin powder, by Boots Pure Drug Co., England, 1948-1952

The potential of penicillin as an antibiotic to treat a wide range of bacterial infections was discovered in the early 1940s. Many infections such as blood poisoning could now be treated successfully for the first time. This spray bottle combining a new antiseptic, flavazole, with penicillin was made by Boots Pure Drug Co (part of Boots the Chemist). The mixture was used to prevent infection of, for instance, surgical wounds in dentistry.

Details

Category:
Dentistry
Object Number:
1981-1717/53
Materials:
complete, glass, metal (chrome plated), paper (fibre product), rubber (unidentified)
type:
bottle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • dispenser
credit:
Gift of W Reif
status:
Permanent collection

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