Bottle - Corrosive Sublimate, Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850593
- Also known as mercury chloride or calomel. Used in a mental health hospital pharmacy, in Victoria, Australia. Used in the treatment of syphillis before the advent of antibiotics. It was inhaled, ingested, injected and applied topically. Poising was a side effect. Made: Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd.
- The drug Corrosive Sublimate in tablet-form is contained in a small dark brown bottle sealed with a cork.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
|Dimensions:||10.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 4.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||bottles, hospitals, psychiatric services, sexually transmitted diseases stds, syphilis, 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|
|Inscriptions:||POISONOUS NOT TO BE TAKEN embossed on bottle. One tablet dissolved in/20 fl.oz of water makes/a 1-1000 solution/POISON printed on label on bottle.|
|Manufacturer:||Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Place Used:||Victoria, Australia|