Somnoforme Soemnoforme


Glass tube with a paper label that reads “Le ‘SOEMNOPHORME’ / ou SOMNOPHORME” and “(DEPOSE).” Somnophorme was invented by Dr. Rolland, Dean of the Dental College in Bordeaux; prepared by A. Rousseau, a chemist in Bordeaux; sold in the United States by E. De Trey & Sons of Philadelphia; and touted as “The Ideal General Anesthetic for DENTAL and Minor Surgical Operations.”

Ref: E. De Trey & Sons, ad for Somnophorme in The Dental Brief 10 (1905); and in The Dental Highlight 26 (1905): ads p. 14.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: W. Harry Archer, D.D.S.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-07153Catalog Number: M-07153Accession Number: 218892

Object Name: anesthesiaOther Terms: Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Liquid

Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 4 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 11.7475 cm


Record Id: nmah_731159

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