‘Alpine Spa’ slimming pills, London, England, 1908-1950

Made:
1908-1950 in London
maker:
Savory and Moore

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One of two cartons of slimming pills, by Savory and Moore Ltd., English

Two slimming tablets were taken at night and one in the morning to lose weight. It is not clear whether or not these worked. Many slimming pills once contained an addictive and now controlled substance called amphetamine sulphate.

The pills were made by Savory and Moore (active 1794-1992), and John Bell and Croydon, founded in 1798, both manufacturing chemists based in London.

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Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A683053/1
type:
tablet
taxonomy:
  • drug
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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