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Leaflet - Godfrey's Mixture, circa 1880 Document Reg. No: SH 850639

Leaflet describing a tonic "Godfrey's Mixture", containing opium and molasses. Probably used for the sedation of patients at a Victorian psychiatric hospital in the late 1880s.
Paper leaflet, listing potassium bromide, chloral hydrate, tincture of digitalis, paraldehyde as the main ingrediemts in Godfrey's mixture.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 202 mm (Height), 126 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: medicines, opium, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
User: circa 1880

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