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Penicillin Infusion Machine - Willen Bros, 1945 Object Reg. No: HT 2866

Summary:
For administering penicillin via intravenous drip. Manufactured by Willen Bros 44 New cavendish St London W1. Devised to inject penicillin solutions very slowly into a muscle just as fast as the solution is aborbed, at about 3/4 ml per hour. Made obsolete when slowly absorbed types of penicillin became available. Instrument bought by CSL in 1945. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria
Description:
oblong plate, tray-like, stainless steel with small motor cl connected to winding mechanism,c, connected to glass tube cr. Length of white tube protrudes from glass. 2 "T" pipes inserted into tube along length.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.00 cm (Height), 20.20 cm (Width), 56.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: laboratory apparatus equipment, penicillin
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Research
Tertiary Classification: laboratory equipment
User: Ms Ayala Deasey - CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1945

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