Strip of rolled cinchona bark, India, 1860–1910

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Strip of rolled cinchona bark, India, 1860–1910. From 1862, the British Government of India set up cinchona plantations and factories to cultivate large amounts of cinchona bark for its malaria treating quinine. This specimen is from a plantation in Darjeeling. There are many types of cinchona bark. This is type is called Cinchona Calaysia. Sample. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: rpftj39s.

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