Electrocuprol, Cuivre Colloidal Electrique a Petits Grains (Colloidal Copper)


Six (6) red paper-covered cardboard boxes with hinged lids and white, black and blue label on top. Boxes contain (6) 5cc glass ampules nested in cotton or wool. Three boxes have an outer paper wrapping and are sealed. Maker: Laboratoires Clin; Clin & Cie., Comar & Cie., 20, Rue des Fosses St. Jacques, France. Indications: Cancer, Tuberculosis, Infectious diseases (1914 advert., BMJ)

Uses mentioned in medical journals: (1914) used in the treatment of fever in tuberculosis; (1920 Yearbook of the APhA) used as an injection in the treatment of sarcoma and carcinoma.

This item is part of a collection of pharmaceutical products exhibited by the French companies, Astier Pharmacie and Clin et Cie., at the Panama–Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco, California, in 1915. Following the close of exhibition, the objects were donated to the Smithsonian by the French Commission to the exposition.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

Related Event: Panama-Pacific International Exposition


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.59672.15Accession Number: 59672Catalog Number: 59672.15

Object Name: pharmaceuticalOther Terms: Colloidal, Electrique; Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Liquid

Physical Description: colloidal copper (drug active ingredients)glass (container material)paper; cardboard (packaging material)Measurements: overall, each: 1 1/4 in x 5 in x 3 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 12.7 cm x 9.8425 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4810-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_722258

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