Medicine chest used by Captain Scott, Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited, United Kingdom, 1910

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). The chest has a hinged lid with two fold-out compartments. Printed inscriptions on the sides read 'Burroughs Wellcome & Co.' and, on the reverse, 'British Antarctic Expedition 1910'. Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited, English, c. 1910.

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.


Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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aluminium (metal), metal (unknown)
overall weight: x x , , 9.97kg
medicine chest
On loan from the Wellcome Trust

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