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Medicine Jar - Morson Thomas & Son, Sodium Hydroxide, circa 1920 Object 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. S6, DG 8.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.50 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
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.

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