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Bottle - Ephedrine Hydrochloride, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850616

Summary:
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.
Description:
Drug, Ephedrine Hydrochloride is a white crystalline powder, contained in a small, roundish, light brown, bottle with a screw-on black, plastic top.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
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

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