Tiger snake antivenom in cardboard box. Possibly part of Snake Bite Treatment Kit (cardboard display board with objects mounted for display) - 1953 display board. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, (CSL) Ltd, Parkville, Victoria.
In 1930 CSL and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute developed the first antivenom for tiger snake bits.
Dark grey/green liquid in glass ampoule. Sheet of paper inside box with instuctions for use. Yellow cardboard box with black printing.
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 06 Aug 2003
Text on box: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH/TIGER-SNAKE ANTI-VENENE/(Globulins, refined and concentrated)/INITIAL DOSE 3,000 UNITS GIVEN INTRAVENOUSLY/1,500 UNITS 0.3% Tricresol added.
Type of item
Exhibition Collection Management
65 mm (Length), 15 mm (Width), 15 mm (Depth)
100 mm (Width), 27 mm (Depth), 28 mm (Height), 23.9 g (Weight)
Total weight includes packaging, box and label.
102 mm (Length), 28 mm (Width), 29 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation. Original packaging.
65 mm (Length), 10 mm (Width), 10 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation.