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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. W. Baxter   27 October [1874]

Please send 2 Bottles of Chlorodyne.—1 Also 6 bottles with corks & wide mouths about as large as such bottles are sold with smelling-salts.— Also 6 bottles of smaller size with wide mouths & corks

C. Darwin

Down | Oct. 27th

Footnotes

Chlorodyne was a patent medicine containing chloroform and hydrochlorate of morphia, initially developed to treat cholera and diarrhoea but later marketed to treat a wide range of symptoms. Its addictive properties put it at the centre of campaigns for pharmaceutical control legislation in the 1880s and 1890s (Berridge and Edwards 1981, p. 126).

Summary

Orders two bottles of chlorodyne and bottles and corks of various sizes.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9699
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Walmisley Baxter
Sent from
Down
Postmark
OC 27 74
Source of text
Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Physical description
ApcS

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9699,” accessed on 16 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9699.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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