Single glass ampoule containing the antibiotic penicillin made by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Melbourne, 1944. One of 11 ampoules acquired standing in a wooden rack.

Physical Description

Cylindrical clear glass tapering to a welded point at top containing a dried yellow compund. There aere accretions of the compound towards the top of the ampoule. Most of the compound is sitting in the rounded base of the ampoule. Ampoule is printed with text in black.


An early example of penicillin produced by CSL

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