Belladonna Leaf, Deadly Nightshade Leaf

Description:

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:

For use as an anodyne, locally in neuralgia and nerve pains; as an antispasmodic, for checking secretions, as in coryza, night sweats, and excessive milk; also, as a narcotic and mydriatic [dilates the pupils]. [Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, Seventh Edition, 1926]

Date Made: before 1964

Maker: George Washington University. School of Pharmacy

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: Crude DrugsPain & Neuralgia Drugs

Subject:

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine

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Credit Line: Gift of George Washington University, School of Pharmacy; Accession 259201 (1964)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10904.052Accession Number: 259201Catalog Number: M-10904.052

Object Name: Crude Drugcrude drugOther Terms: Crude Drug; Materia Medica; Drugs; Vegetable; Leaf

Physical Description: belladonna leaf (drug material)glass (bottle material)plastic (lid material)paper (label material)Measurements: overall: 5 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 14.605 cm x 6.985 cm x 6.985 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e2db-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_873637

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