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Penicillin Pack - Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, 1945 Object Reg. No: HT 7143

Penicillin pack containing a set of 5 ampoules (the Sodium Salt of Penicillin, dried and "in Vacuo") in a cardboard container. Manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, 1945. This is an early example of penicillin manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories.
Brown cardboard box with yellow printed label on front and sides. Containing a set of five hand blown glass ampoules. Each ampoule has black text on the exterior and a dried brown compound inside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 46 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Measurement taken with lid on.

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Tagged with: medicines, penicillin, healthcare medicine, manufactured products
Themes this item is part of: CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection, Medicine in Society Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Bacteriology
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Label on lid: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH / Special Product / PENICILLIN, "COMMONWEALTH" / (THE SODIUM SALT OF PENICILLIN, DRIED AND "IN VACUO") / No antiseptic added / SET OF 5 AMPOULES / Each ampoule containing 100,000 Oxford Units / NOT SUBJECT TO RETURN OR EXCHANGE / This package must be stored in a dark place and at a termperature not exceeding 5C. / (that is, 41F.) / Kept under such conditions this product will remain / fully potent until ... 9 APR 45 / Batch No. N43-1 / CAUTION:- This preparation should be used only under medical supervision / Prepared in the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Royal Park, Victoria, Australia
On Ampoule: PENICILIN N48-1 / HI 100 000 UNITS / SEALED 30/10/44
Manufacturer: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Victoria, Australia, 1945

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