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Penicillin Pack - Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, 1945 Object Reg. No: HT 7143 1

Summary:
Product pack - Penicillin, set of 5 ampoules (the Sodium Salt of Penicillin, dried and "in Vacuo") in a cardboard container. Manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, 1945.
Description:
Brown cardboard box with yellow printed label on front and sides. Containing a set of five hand blown glass ampoules. Each ampoule has black text on the exterior and a dried brown compound inside.
Statement Of Significance:
An early example of penicillin manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 46 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Measurement taken with lid on.

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Tagged with: penicillin
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Bacteriology
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Label on lid: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH / Special Product / PENICILLIN, "COMMONWEALTH" / (THE SODIUM SALT OF PENICILLIN, DRIED AND "IN VACUO") / No antiseptic added / SET OF 5 AMPOULES / Each ampoule containing 100,000 Oxford Units / NOT SUBJECT TO RETURN OR EXCHANGE / This package must be stored in a dark place and at a termperature not exceeding 5C. / (that is, 41F.) / Kept under such conditions this product will remain / fully potent until ... 9 APR 45 / Batch No. N43-1 / CAUTION:- This preparation should be used only under medical supervision / Prepared in the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Royal Park, Victoria, Australia
On Ampoule: PENICILIN N48-1 / HI 100 000 UNITS / SEALED 30/10/44
Manufacturer: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 1945

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