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Tubercle Bacilli Sample - Human Strain, Inactive, 1939 Object Reg. No: HT 3278

Dried sterilised tubercule bacculi (TB organisms). The culture is not active. Made by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria. CSL carried out much work on the chemistry of TB bacteria constituents during the 1930s-50s. Dried organisms were the starting material of the investigations. Bottled 1939.
Cloudy glass bottle with cork stopper, filled with pale brown powder. Paper label.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height), 5.50 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: infectious diseases, tuberculosis
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Bacteriology
Tertiary Classification: microbiology samples
Inscriptions: Label: Bottled 10-3-39/Commonwealth Serum Laboratories./Tubercle bacilli - human strain H37/Killed by steaming. Washed & dried at 37oC/62.8 gms from 48 cultures each of 100 cc/grown on Dorset & Henley's synthetic medium/Batch 2 D & H May-August 1939.
Maker: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 10 Aug 1939
Date Made: 1939

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