Cocaine vial Public Deposited

ca. 1880-1900


Small vial of cocaine used as a dental anesthetic.


OHSU School of Dentistry


Digital photograph of a vial of cocaine with an interpretive plaque reading: Cocaine vial. In 1884, the local anesthetic property of cocaine was discovered. It was the only local anesthetic until 1905 when Novocaine was discovered.


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  • https://doi.org/10.6083/M40G3HKM
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  • 1900
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