Carton of throat pastilles, by Allen and Hanburys, Ltd., London, 1920-1940
Made from ammonia bromide and menthol (a peppermint-scented natural oil used to clear congestion in the nose and as a pain reliever), one lozenge or pastille was sucked every so often to cure a sore throat. The name ‘Allenbury’ was a combination of Allen and Hanburys, who made this treatment. Allen and Hanburys were a pharmaceutical manufacturer founded in 1715 which later amalgamated with industry giant Glaxo.
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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