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Drug - Valuren (Bromvaletone & Carbromal), J. McGloin, Pty. Ltd. Manufacturing Chemists, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 850255

Drug - Valuren, circa 1960. Made: J. McGloin, Pty. Ltd. Manufacturing Chemists. Valuren is the trade name; the active ingedients are Bromvaletone and Carbromal. Used at a mental health hospital pharmacy in Victoria, Australia. Valuren was prescribed as a sedative, a physiological effect of the bromide ion on which the drug is based. Also used to induce deep, restful sleep.
Drug is in white tablet-form, sealed into cellophane sheets, contained in a green and yellow cardboard box. There are six tablets per sheet. There are five sheets per box. Emptied by Conservation. Sheets tested as cellulose acetate.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.50 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 6.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric services, medicines, packaging, psychiatric institutions, medicinals drugs, drugs, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Text (outer packaging): CAUTION S3/ TO BE USED STRICTLY AS DIRECTED/ KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN/ REST ASSURED/WITH /Valuran/ A reliable, non habit forming/ sedative prepared in tablet form/ for convenience. Valuren induces/ the sound, restful sleep essential/ to physical health and mental/ well being. During mental stress,/ grief, worry or excitement./ Valuren will calm the central/ nervous system and restore/ composure and assurance.

Text (inner packaging): VALUREN/ EACH TABLET CONTAINS/ CARBROMAL 195 mg/ BROMVALETONE 130 mg/ (Text repeats...)
Manufacturer: J. McGloin Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1960
Place Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1960
References: Product package

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