- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Other Terms
- Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Liquid
- overall: 1/2 in x 4 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 11.7475 cm
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- Credit Line
- W. Harry Archer, D.D.S.
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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