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Leaflet - Drug, Tryparsamide (Sodium N-phenylglycineamide-p-arsonate), May & Baker, circa 1925 Document Reg. No: HT 11786 3

Leaflet for drug Tryparsamide. Made by Pharmaceutical Specialties [May & Baker] Ltd., Dagenham, England, circa 1925, by arrangement with the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Kept in a mental health hospital pharmacy and administered to patients at a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia.

Tryparsamide (trade name) is sodium N-phenylglycineamide-p-arsonate, a compound containing 25% arsenic. Used in conjunction with malarial fever therapy to treat tertiary neuro-syphilis in patients diagnosed with General Paralysis of the Insane (GPI), having been originally developed for the treatment of human African trypanosomiasis, or African sleeping sickness. GPI was found to be caused by the spirochaete bacterium Treponema pallidum and later treated effectively with penicillin.
White paper leaflet with light blue printed text. Front describes form, indications and potential side-effects. Reverse describes clinical uses and administration for both neuro-syphilis and trypanosomiasis. May & Baker trademark and company details at bottom of page.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 8.70 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric services, pharmaceuticals, syphilis, medicines, hospitals, sexually transmitted diseases stds, psychiatric institutions, medicinals drugs, drugs, diseases, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Text: TRYPARSAMIDE/ (Text continues...)
Manufacturer: May & Baker Ltd, Dagenham, Essex, England, Great Britain, Circa 1925
Place Made: Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research, New York, New York State, United States of America, Circa 1925
Place Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1935

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