Iletin Insulin

Description:

After the connection between insulin and diabetes was announced in 1921, several pharmaceutical firms hastened to bring insulin and related materials to market. One such was the Eli Lilly & Co. of Indianapolis, which adopted the term Iletin for its insulin. This turned wood canister holds a glass ampule made to contain Lilly U-10 Iletin brand insulin. The label refers to patents of Oct. 9, 1923 and Dec. 23, 1924.

Date Made: ca 1930

Maker: Eli Lilly and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Indiana, Indianapolis

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Credit Line: Gift of Eli Lilly & Company; Accession 111796 (1930)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-02889.04Catalog Number: M-02889.04Accession Number: 111796

Object Name: Iletin, Insulin, U10pharmaceuticalbiologicalinsulinOther Terms: Iletin, Insulin, U10; Biologicals; Drugs

Physical Description: insulin (drug active ingredients)glass (container material)wood (container material)rubber (container material)paper (container material)Measurements: overall: 6.5 cm x 2.8 cm; 2 9/16 in x 1 3/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-588a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_716727

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