'The Three Girls in a Glas Case', 1953.
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A photograph of technicians filling drug containers in a sterile laboratory. The three technicians are working in the Crookes Laboratories, Park Royal, London. Wearing masks, gloves and white overalls, they are working in sterile conditions. They are filling containers with ACTH, a hormone which alleviates rheumatism and rheumatoid-arthritis, and Efocaine, a painkiller. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.