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Bottle of Bromide of Potassium made by Dakin Brothers, Druggists

Date: c 1880
Dimensions:
Overall: 97 x 28 x 29 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Paper, glass, potassium bromide crystals
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Bottle
Object No: 00006094
Place Manufactured:London

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    HistoryThe anticonvulsant properties of potassium bromide were first noted by Sir Charles Locock at a meeting of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society in 1857. Bromide can be regarded as the first effective medication for epilepsy. In the latter half of the 19th century, potassium bromide was used for the calming of seizure and nervous disorders on an enormous scale, with the use by single hospitals being as much as several tons a year (the dose for a given person being a few grams per day). Source Wikipedia

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