Box containing ampoules of Strophanthus extract, England, 1917

Box containing ampoules of Strophanthus extract, 1917.
A box containing ampoules of Strophanthin, an extract from the Strophanthus plant, made by the Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Ripe seeds from Strophanthus gratus and kombé plants contain a chemical that works on the heart. In Europe it has been made into tablets, powders or solutions for injection, and sold for the treatment of heart conditions.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1917
Inventory number :
A675650