Spermicidal pessaries, ointment and jelly, early 20th century.
This item is illustrated in the centre of the middle row and is an original carton containing 12 pessaries. They are of the �Prorace� brand and were supplied by John Bell and Croyden Ltd., London. The other objects in this image are as follows. Bottom row, three boxes of pessaries, left to right: A626919, A626912, A626898. Middle row, two other boxes of pessaries, left to right: A626901; A626900. Top row: in the centre is quinine ointment (A626897) and to the right is A626905 � contraceptive jelly.
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