Box of Veramon tablets

Maker
Schering A.G. Berlin
Date
1933
Description
White carboard square box with orange and brown label, "Veramon Schering 100 tablets each 6 grains. Poison. Pfeifffer, Amidopyrin. Made in Germany" Side label "Veramon Reg Vic.No.1466". Schering A.G Berlin.
Three packets of tablets unopened contents intact. Originally 5 packets of 20 tablets, ony three packets remain.
Barbital, marketed under the brand names Veronal for the pure acid and Medinal for the sodium salt, was the first commercially available barbiturate. It was used as a sleeping aid from 1903 until the mid-1950s. The chemical names for barbital are diethylmalonyl urea or diethylbarbituric acid.
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Object detail

Date
Medium
cardboard, paper
Measurements
9.5 x 10.0 x 2.5 cm
Accession Number
MHM06974
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