Penicillin, crystalline penicillin G Commonwealth batch XE-33 from 1950's. Manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Parkville
Small glass bottle with silver metal cap containing white power, black septum. Blue and white label.
In 1944 CSL responded immediately to the penicillin discoveries made by the Australian Dr Howard Florey, and his team, in Oxford. CSL supplied the Australian forces and some Americans serving in the Pacific. Using CSL supplies, Australia was the first country in the world to supply penicillin freely to civilians.
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 24 Mar 2004
CRYSTALLINE PENICILLIN G "COMMONWEALTH' (Potassium Salt) Suitable for parenteral injection 500,000 units BATCH XE-33 No antiseptic added. Use only under medical supervision Com. Serum Lab., Melb., Aust.
Type of item
60 mm (Height), 31 mm (Outside Diameter)
Measurement From Conservation.
39.2 g (Weight)
Total weight includes packaging and label.