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Medicine Bottle - Godfrey's Mixture, circa 1860 Reg. No: SH 850351
- Bottle of Godfrey's Mixture used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1860. It contained laudenum (an opiate) and treacle and was used as a sedative.
- Small, clear, glass apothecary's bottle is standard medicine bottle shape. Oblong base, straight sides (front and back 3 times as broad), rounded shoulders, narrow, fairly short neck with protruding lip. Sealed with a crumbling cork. Hospital label on front for Godfrey's Mixture. Some dark brown liquid (mixed with disintegrated cork) in bottom of bottle.
Note: cork is loose. The mixture may contain laudanum which is an S9 Scheduled Poison/Drug or chloral hydrate (S4) and digitalis (S4) (from formula sheet SH 850639).
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
|Dimensions:||18.00 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||bottles, hospitals, psychiatric services, opiates, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Pharmacy|
|Inscriptions:||THE DRAUGHT/Mist.Godfrey/to be taken as directed/Ward MRW - printed label with writing in faded ink on front of bottle|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1860|