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Medicine Jar - Morson Thomas & Son, Sodium Hydroxide, circa 1920 Reg. No: SH 850323
- Made by Morson, Thomas & Son Ltd., circa 1920. Used in the pharmacy of a Victorian mental health hospital. Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was at times used for removing warts.
Approximate volume of container; 500mL, bottle is full of white crystalline powder. DG Code 8 (Corrosive) and Schedule 6 Poison (H Privett, 11 February 2015)
- Clear, glass medicine jar with red label on side - Thomas Morson & Son Ltd., Sodium Hydroxide. Still sealed with decorative lead cover which covers stopper and broad, thick neck. Jar has round, concave base, straight sides, rounded shoulder sloping briefly to lead-covered top. Contains white, candle-like sticks of sodium hydroxide.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||17.50 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals, 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|
|Inscriptions:||L B 1 8 2 V G B embossed on base|
|Manufacturer:||Morson Thomas & Son Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, circa 1920|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, 1848-1950|
|References:||Martindale. The extra pharmacopoeia, 26th ed. London. Pharmaceutical Press. 1972.|