Bottle - Chrysarobinium B.P., Macfarlan & Compy, circa 1848 Object Reg. No: SH 850274

Used in a mental hospital pharmacy, in Victoria, Australia. Chrysarobinum B.P. was used for skin irritations. Dr Cunningham Dax reported that some patients suffered from infections of the oral and pubic areas. This treatment is believed to have had a side-effect, causing a rash to appear over the entire body. Made by Macfarlan J.F. & Compy., circa 1848. Used: circa 1848
Approximate volume; 50mL, bottle is partly filled with powder
Drug is contained in a small, round, clear glass bottle and sealed with a cork. Approximate volume; 50mL, bottle is partly filled with powder. Irritant.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.00 cm (Height), 4.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: bottles, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric services, sexually transmitted diseases stds, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: 1072/98 embossed on base.CHRYSAROBINUM B.P./Prepared by/J.F. MACFARLAN & COMPY/ Manufacturing Chemists/EDINBURGH & LONDON printed on label.
Manufacturer: J.F. MacFarlan & Co., England, Great Britain, 1848 or later
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1848 or later

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