Medicine chest used by Captain Scott, containing 38 gutta percha bottles of various drugs in bottom section and various other items

Made:
1910
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

Medicine chest, style 251, by Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited, London, England, 1910. Supplied to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910 (Wellcome ref R.165). Contains 38 gutta percha bottles of various drugs in bottom section and various other items in the two fold-out lid compartment of chest. English, c. 1910. Contains a note which reads, ' 'Tabloid' Brand Medicine Case for Sledge Service/ Synopsis of History/ This case which formed a part of the late Capt. Scott's Medical/ Equipment- Antarctic Expedition 1910-1930- was left at the/ foot of the Beardmore Glacier. It was found buried in the/ snow at the foot of a cairn by the second party on their return,/ and when Commander Evans was ill and had to be placed on the/ sledge it was left 79 degrees South. After having been on the barrier/ for one year it was pciked [picked] up in November 1912 by Dr. Atkinson./ 1981-1007/ R.165'

Medicine chest by Burroughs Wellcome, style 251, supplied to British Antarctic Expedition, 1910. Contains 38 gutta percha bottles of various drugs and other items. Tabloid Brand Medicine Case for Sledge Service. This case formed a part of the Capt Robert Falcon Scott's Medical Equipment for the Antarctic Expedition of 1910. It was left at the foot of the Beardmore Glacier and was found buried in the snow at the until it was picked up in November 1912 by Dr. Atkinson.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1981-1007
Materials:
aluminium (metal), glass, gutta-percha, mahogany (wood), metal (unknown), paper (fibre product), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall weight: x x , , 9.97kg
type:
medicine chest
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust

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