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Last updated: 11/10/2010

LDBDA : 1864

local anaesthetic tablet

glass bottle of Novocaine tablets with a cork stopper.

Procaine was discovered by Alfred Einhorn and his associates in 1905. It was an ester-based synthetic local anaesthetic. It was highly effective and a safe substitute for cocaine. It was sold under the trademark Novocaine and was commonly used throughout the 20th century.

maker and supplier: The Saccharin Corporation Ltd

bottle glass; stopper cork; length 55mm

Image of local anaesthetic tablet