Bottle of iletin, in sealed cardboard box with white label printed in red
Eli Lilly and Company
[after April 1923]
1 box ; 2.5 x 6.0 cm.
Item is a cardboard box, still sealed. The insulin is from Lot #73850 B1585, according to the label on the bottom of the box. The label on the front of the box reads: '5cc ampoule Iletin Insulin Lilly for clinical test. Approximately 20 units in each cc. Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A.' Stamped in black on box top: 20 new U units. This insulin must have been produced after April 1923 when Lilly agreed to modify the name of their product by adding the words 'Insulin, Lilly' to the product labelling.
Aventis Pasteur Limited Archives, Insulin Vials, Box 3
Title based on content of item.
Insulin - Early manufacture