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Glass Tube - Fibrin Film, circa 1940s Object Reg. No: HT 3311

Fibrin film in sealed glass tube. Fibrin film was an experimental product in 1940s used as a bleeding prevention for surgical wounds. Film is inserted into wound and sutured after surgery. After immersion in saline, the film must not be allowed to dry.
Used at Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd., Parkville, Victoria.
Sealed glass tube contining rolled paper and film substance. Paper label.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2.50 cm (Width), 18.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: blood analysis, surgery
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Label: STERILE/FIBRIN FILM/FROM NORMAL HUMAN BLOOD PLASMA/CAUTION: New Drug - Limited by Federal Law to investigational use/SEE ACCOMPANYING DIRECTIONS FOR OPENING/THE ARMOUR LABORATORIES CHICAGO ILLINOIS/Prepared in collaboration with The Plasma Fractionation Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, from blood collected/by the American Red Cross under a contract recommended by The Committee on Medical Research between/The Office of Scientific Research and Development and Harvard University/Lot 921/ After immersion in saline, film must not be allowed/ to dry.
Maker: Armour and Company Armour Laboratories, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1930s-1940s

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