Atropinae Sulphas, 100 Soluble Gelatin-Coated Granules

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a pain reliever, especially the pain of neuralgia and spasm, pain associated with cancer, spasm associated with tetanus or strychnine poisoning, whooping cough, epilepsy, spasmodic disorders, antidote for Calabar bean poisoning, opium poisoning, diseases of the eye, myopia, profuse sweating, diarrhoea, salivation of the insane, incontinence of urine, spermatorrhoea [involuntary discharge of semen], menorrhagia [heavy menstrual flow], pulmonary haemorrhage, ptyalism [excessive salivation], hay fever, urticaria [hives]. [The National Dispensatory, 5th Edition, 1896]
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Object Name
date made
ca 1890
Sharp and Dohme
Physical Description
atropine sulphate, 1/60 gr (drug active ingredients)
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 3 cm x 1 cm; 2 3/16 in x 1 3/16 in x 3/8 in
overall: 2 1/4 in x 1 in x 5/8 in; 5.715 cm x 2.54 cm x 1.5875 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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