Name/TitleChemical: Tabloid Brand Ergotoxine Ethanesulphonate
About this objectPharmacology bottle from the Nancarrow collection. Small, oval-shaped translucent brown glass bottle with maker and brand in raised lettering on the outer edges: "B W & Co" and 'Tabloid.'
Metal screw cap with manufacturer's details in raised lettering: "Wellcome Chemical Works. Over 270 Highest Awards." Contains small round tablets and cotton wool. Label on bottle: "25 Trade Mark 'Tabloid' Brand Ergotoxine Ethanesulphonate compressed 0.5 mgm. 20 tablets
Direction: One to two to be taken strictly as ordered by the physician. Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Australia, Ltd., Sydney, N.S.W. 1454. Made in Sy. Australia. Poison."
Dr Nancarrow purchased the Alberton Medical Clinic in May 1949. The practice had started with Dr Alick Benson in 1890, followed by Dr Coverton, Dr St John-Poole, Dr Bertram Jolly in 1944. When Dr Nancarrow retired and closed the practice in 2012, the Heritage Office took the century of medical artefacts into the collection
MakerBurroughs Wellcome & Co.
Date MadeCa 1940
Place NotesSydney, NSW
Medium and MaterialsBrown glass, metal, paper label
Measurements4 x 2.5cm
Subject and Association DescriptionDr Nancarrow purchased the Alberton Medical Clinic in May 1949. The practice had started with Dr Alick Benson in 1890, followed by Dr Coverton, Dr St John-Poole, Dr Bertram Jolly in 1944.