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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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 Mental 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
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: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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