Six ampoules of tubocurarine chloride in original carton, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., London
Extracted from a plant called tube curare, the drug known as ‘Tubarine’ was used as a muscle relaxant during surgery, for anaesthesia and for electric shock therapy. The liquid, made by Burroughs, Wellcome & Co, was injected into the muscles using a syringe.
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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vial: 46 mm 8 mm,
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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