Somnoforme Soemnoforme

Somnoforme Soemnoforme

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Description
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
Object Name
anesthesia
Other Terms
Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Liquid
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 4 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 11.7475 cm
ID Number
MG.M-07153
catalog number
M-07153
accession number
218892
Credit Line
W. Harry Archer, D.D.S.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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