German Hypodermic Ampoules; AM.13.157


OMSAA Historical Artefacts


German Hypodermic Ampoules

About this object

6 Ampoules of Morphine and 3 empty Ampoules ( C1917)
Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid can also be classified as a narcotic.
Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting formulations are taken as needed for pain
-Morphine was used to relieve immediate suffering and sickness of soldiers
-It was used to treat pain as well as diarrhea and dysentery
-Because of the high usage of morphine,many cases of addiction were reported after WW1. morphine addiction was referred to as soldier’s disease
The hypodermic syringe, introduced in 1850, allowed a quick and effective way to administer morphine.

Medium and Materials


Inscription and Marks

each ampoule: 9.D XVIILLAK
MORH hydrochloric 0,2g { Kelm} {prel}


Box measures 12cm X 6.5cm X 1.3cm

Subject and Association Description

Collected by Sir Charles E. Hercus in WW1.

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