Glass phial containing atropine and cocaine, 1880-1920.
4 0 c m
 
26cm
actual image size: 18cm x 32cm

Glass phial containing atropine and cocaine, 1880-1920.

Hills, Jennie

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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A boxwood case was used to protect this glass phial which contained 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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