Bottle of Strophanthus Tincture tablets, England, 1910-1930

Made:
1910-1930 in London
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Co. (maker)

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Bottle of strophanthus tincture tablets, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., English. Front three quarter view. Graduated
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European medicine containing Strophanthus extract; glass bottle with screw top, of strophanthus tincture tablets, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., UK and France, 1910-30

A bottle containing Strophanthus Tincture tablets, made by Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Ripe seeds from Strophanthus gratus and kombé plants contain a chemical that works on the heart. In Europe it has been made into tablets, powders or solutions for injection, and sold for the treatment of heart conditions.

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