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Doctor’s Bag and Quinidine Bottle

ca. 1930-1940

Featured here is a Doctor’s bag from the 1930s. It was common during this time for doctors to make house calls to treat sick patients, and they would bring these bags with them. To treat malaria, a doctor would commonly administer an antimalarial, like quinine or quinidine. Pictured here is a bottle of quinidine that was found inside this doctor’s bag.

Medical Artifacts Collection, History of Medicine Collections, Vanderbilt University Libraries