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Medicine Bottle - May & Baker, Thymol Bi-Iodide, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850275

Summary:
Made by May and Baker Ltd, circa 1848 - 1950. Used in the pharmacy of a Victorian mental health hospital. Thymol bi-iodide was used as an absorbant with mild antiseptic action.
Description:
Small, green glass medicine bottle with ornate paper label - May & Baker, Thymol Bi-iodide, Cod. Fr. Has round, concave base, straight sides, rounded shoulder and fairly broad, fairly short neck, bulging outward slightly at top. Has cork, which is broken off at rim. Bottle is 1/4 full with yellowish powder. Bottle has join down sides.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 128 mm (Height), 54 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals
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: Decorative label on side of bottle: 1 OZ / THYMOL BI-IODIDE COD, FR. / 18789 / MAY AND BAKER Ltd. / Manufacturing Chemists / Battersea London SW / PLANET / BRAND
Embossed on base: 541
Manufacturer: May & Baker Ltd, Battersea, England, Great Britain, circa 1900
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1848-1950
References: Martindale. The extra pharmacopoeia, 26th ed. London. Pharmaceutical Press. 1972.

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