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Bottle - Ephedrine Hydrochloride, circa 1920 Reg. No: SH 850616
- Brown bottle containing ephedrine hydrochloride (adrenaline) used in the pharmacy at a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1920. Manufactured by Ets. Coutelier Breres. Although at times used as a decongestant and bronchodilator, it was also used to treat an overdose of sedatives.
- Drug, Ephedrine Hydrochloride is a white crystalline powder, contained in a small, roundish, light brown, bottle with a screw-on black, plastic top. Emptied by conservation, residue present in bottle.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||9.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||bottles, hospitals, psychiatric services, 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:||CHLORHYDRATE/D'EPHEDRINE/EPHEDRINUM HYDROCHLORICUM/Ph Helvet. V.-B.P./ PRODUITS CHIMIQUES ET PHARMACEUTIQUES PURS printed on label on lid.|
|Manufacturer:||Ets. Coutelier Breres, Brussels, Belgium, circa 1920|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1920|