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Bottle - Corrosive Sublimate, Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins, circa 1900 Object 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. Contents: tablet (100) S7 poison
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 4.00 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
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

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