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Display case of specimens of cinchona micrantha bark, Englan

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The display case (second on the left) shows samples of a species of cinchona bark known as cinchona micrantha, which comes from Peru. It was commercially grown in large amounts for the anti-malaria treatment quinine. These types were sold by English traders. The display cases are from the Howard Collection and were shown at a Wellcome exhibition in 1930, called the Tercentenary Cinchona Exhibition, celebrating the 300-year anniversary of the therapeutic uses of cinchona bark. The case is shown here with similar examples (A654755, A654756 and A654758). The collection belonged to John Elliot Howard (1807-83). His father, Luke Howard, had established the first British factory to produce quinine in Stratford, east London, in 1823. maker: Unknown maker Place made: England, United Kingdom


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