Token for penicillin, 20th century

Token for penicillin, 20th century

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Caption: Metal token for penicillin, twentieth century. The token reads 'V-Cillin K, Potassium Phenoxymethyl Penicillin, Effective' and bares a bearded mans face in the centre. Medicines such as penicillin were rationed during and after World War II and tokens were used to control distribution amongst civilians.

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