993.184.1: Medicine Case, 1911-1960

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993.184.1: Medicine Case. 'Tabloid' pocket pouch. Manufacturer details and an abridged list of 'TABLOID' hypodermic products printed on internal surface
Image No. 1279 'Tabloid' pocket pouch. Manufacturer details and an abridged list of 'TABLOID' hypodermic products printed on internal surface; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

'Tabloid' brown leather pocket pouch for carrying vials of tablet medicines for hypodermic injection. Flip top lid with front snap fastener. Pale tan leather inside with manufacturer details and an Abridged list of 'TABLOID' hypodermic products.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.184.1
Collection: Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Date: 1911-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 5.5 cm
  • Height: 2 cm
  • Width: 4.3 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • leather,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (London, England)
  • Owner: Dr. Donald H. Paterson
  • History of Use: For hypodermic tablets. Belonged to Dr. Donald Paterson [1890-1968] a pioneer and leader in paediatrics. In 1946 he founded the Health Centre for Children in Vancouver and in 1954 was a founding member of the Board of the B.C. Association for Retarded Children.