Glass phial containing atropine and cocaine, 1880-1920.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Glass phial containing atropine and cocaine, 1880-1920.

Hills, Jennie

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

The boxwood case was used to protect the glass phial carrying a dangerous blend of atropine and cocaine made by Savory and Moore of London. Atropine is a poisonous compound found in deadly nightshade. It is used in medicine as a muscle relaxant.
 

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