Tabloid Salol

Item details

Object number M-145
Manufacturer Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Place Sydney
Category Medicines and therapeutics
Material Antiseptic and analgesic


Produced in Australia under the ‘Tabloid’ brand by the Burroughs Wellcome Company ‘Salol’ is an abbreviation of the chemical term Phenyl salicylate.

Phenyl salicylate was developed in Switzerland by the chemist Marceli Nencki. It was used medicinally as an antiseptic and analgesic, and was an ingredient in many sunscreens, additionally.