bottle; controlled drug; cocaine

Made:
1890-1930 in London
maker:
Parke, Davis and Company Inc.

Brown glass rectangle based bottle, with cork stopper and paper label, containing Nasal, R 'B' (With Cocaine) tablets. Consisting of the active ingredients sodium bicarbonate, sodium biborate, sodium chloride, sodium benzoate, sodium salicylate, menthol, oil of eucalyptus, oil of wintergreen and cocaine hydrochloride. Indicated on the label 'For use as a douche, spray or gargle. 1 tablet should be powdered and dissolved in 2, 2.5, or 4 ounces of warm distilled water, according as a isotonic or hypotonic solution is required'. The preparation is labelled a Poison, but not D.D.A. (Dangerous Drugs Act). The Dangerous Drugs Act was introduced in 1922. The bottle probably dates from between 1908-1922.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A662336
Materials:
cork, glass
type:
controlled drug
taxonomy:
  • drug
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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