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Bottle - Tincture of Belladonna, Sigma, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923197

Bottle of Tincture of Belladonna made by Sigma Ltd., used at a mental health hospital, Mayday Hills Hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia circa 1920. It was used to treat heart conditions.
Brown glass bottle stamped with rows of crosses and 'Not to be Taken', with white metal lid. Contained Tincture of Belladonna. Poisonous substance.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 29.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: bottles, hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Printed incomplete label: ADCA/POISON/--NCTURE OF -ELLADONNA/--NCTURA BELLADONNAE/--10 to 30 min (0.6-2ml)Sigm- Ltd/ Melbourne/ --Drug Companies ---Australia Pty. Ltd'. Stamped on bottom of bottle: 'F1148/16O2S/M(mark)2'.
Manufacturer: Sigma Co. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
Place & Date Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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