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Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882 Featured Kew at Work Image

Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882

Cultivation of Cinchona succirubra trees on the Madulsima Cinchona Cos estate, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1882. The plants pictured are 8 -10 years old. The outer bark has been shaved and the trunks covered with grass to encourage the regrowth of the bark, from which quinine alkaloids were extracted for use as a malaria medicine

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Some of Kews female staff, 1942 Featured Kew at Work Image

Some of Kews female staff, 1942

Some of Kew's female staff are shown here in 1942. Back row (l to r) Jessie F Pedgrift, Violet M Clark, Jean E Sharps, Freda Mundy. Middle row (l-r) Olive Horder, Minnie May Hill, Kathleen D Cornford, Diana A Hutchinson, Netta Shallcross, Else M Jensen, Jean M Thompson, Eileen Fergusson Kelly. Front row (l-r) Constance O Bell, Myrtle V Speake, Brenda C Watts, Eileen Plummer, Betty Cooper, Barbara M Tarver, E Victoria Paine, Mary A Canning, Eunice B King

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