2006.381.1: Garamycin Ointment, c. 1970

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2006.381.1: Garamycin Ointment.
Image No. 2869 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

2gm tube of 0.1% [1mg/gm] gentamicin sulfate 'GARAMYCIN OINTMENT'. 'Each gram of ointment contains: 1mg gentamicin as sulfate. Usual dose: Apply a small amount to the affected area three or four times daily.' Expiry date 'MAY1971' and Lot No. '9YKF5' stamped into metal base. Product details given in both English and French. Geramycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.381.1
Collection: Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Date: c. 1970

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 5.5 cm
  • Width: 2 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • metal,
  • ointment,
  • plastic,
  • unidentified coating

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Schering Corporation Limited
  • Owner: Dr. Jack Melling
  • History of Use: Used in treating infections of the urinary tract.