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Bottle - Hydrobromate of Quinine, Howards & Sons Ltd, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850565

Bottle of hydrobromate of quinine obtained from the pahramacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia circa 1920. Made by Howards & Sons Ltd., London. Quinine was used for the treatment of various fevers as well as epilepsy.
Drug Hydrobromate of Quinine is contained in a clear glass bottle, sealed with a cork. Emptied by Conservation label. White powder residue on inside of jar. S3, DG 6 - Toxic.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.50 cm (Height), 4.30 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: (QUINAE HYDROBROMIDUM B.P.C.)/HYDROBROMATE/of/QUININE,/Prepared by HOWARDS & SONS LTD.,/(ESTD.1797) 961338 ILFORD near LONDON/printed on label.
Manufacturer: Howards & Sons Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, circa 1920
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s
References: information on label.


elizabeth Posted on 17 May 2010 12:30 PM
I found a bottle of quinine ( Howard and sons London) in a bottle collection. It has white powder in it and a cork in the top. Was it used in war time? Is it of any historic value?
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 May 2010 3:03 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, Elizabeth. Unfortunately we cannot offer valuations, although it's clear that the value of your bottle would depend on its age. Determining the age of the item would also give some indication as to whether the bottle was used during wartime, or not.

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