Sulph Quinine


One of 13 specimens of quinine sulphate manufactured by American and foreign firms donated to the museum in 1923 by pharmaceutical chemist, Dr. Frederick B. Power. The specimens were portions of a series of samples used by an international committee around 1882 to determine standard tests for purity. Frederick Belding Power (1853-1927) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1874) and the University of Strasbourg in Germany (1880). In 1883 he became the first leader of the University of Wisconsin's College of Pharmacy and later directed research in several pharmaceutical firms. Beginning in 1916 until his death, Power led the phytochemical laboratory of the U.S.D.A. Bureau of Chemistry.

Date Made: ca 1882

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Frederick B. Power

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-01634Catalog Number: M-01634Accession Number: 69510

Object Name: pharmaceuticalOther Terms: Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Non-Liquid

Physical Description: glass (container material)paper (label/packaging material)sulph. quinine (drug active ingredients)string (packaging material)wax (packaging material)Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 3.175 cm


Record Id: nmah_731703

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