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Bottle of iron, arsenic and digitalin tablets, London, 1916-

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The combination of iron, arsenic and digitalin was used as a heart stimulant to treat heart conditions. ‘Tabloid’ was the brand name patented by Henry Wellcome in 1884 to describe compressed tablets of drugs. The trademark was later extended to other products such as first aid kits. maker: Burroughs Wellcome and Company Place made: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom


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