Kōrero: Medicines and remedies

Bayer's aspirin bottle

Bayer's aspirin bottle

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a common pain relief medicine. It was first manufactured for medicinal purposes by the German pharmaceutical company Bayer in the late 1890s. This bottle contained tablets manufactured in Wellington in the 1940s.

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Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, 'Medicines and remedies - Plants, pills and poultices before 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/28221/bayers-aspirin-bottle (accessed 20 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 May 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020