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Apothecary Jar - Tartaric Acid, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 850311

Summary:
Clear apothecary jar containing tartaric acid used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1910. Used as a laxative.
Description:
Apothecary's jar is clear glass with a flat circular horizontal stopper. It once contained tartaric acid (a saline purgative).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.00 cm (Height), 8.80 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: ACID. TARTAR.
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1910

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