Medical Museum : Porous Belladonna Plaster on Scarlet Felt

Museu médico: Emplastro poroso do Belladonna no feltro do Scarlet

por Sean Ruck, Contributing Editor | January 01, 2015
From the January 2015 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

The picture and description appear courtesy of Dr. M. Donald Blaufox, M.D., Ph.D, from his website:

Each month we visit Dr. Blaufox’s Museum of Historical Medical Artifacts to take a look back at the medical equipment that cleared the way for what patients encounter in doctors’ offices and operating rooms of today. Some equipment may be recognizable, while other inventions featured here have since become obsolete or have had their usefulness discredited.

Category: Health Aids


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Estimated Date: 1898
Name: Porous Belladonna Plaster on Scarlet Felt
Manufacturer: Evans and Sons Co. Laboratories
Description: 8” x 2”diameter tube with green decorated surface, paper labeled “John Alexander Dispensing and Family Chemists,” also another label stating “This plaster contains 0.5 per cent Belladonna according to the British pharmacopoeia, 1898.” Contains two plasters, one with label, both with felt and rubber, label dated 1914. Pure Boots Drug Co Ltd. Since label on tin and plasters is different, it may have been added later but the description on the tin fits.

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