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Apothecary Jar - Phenoxyethanol, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 850314

Summary:
Clear apothecary jar containing Phenoxetol ( phenoxyethanol) used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1950. Made: Nipa Laboratories Ltd. Used for topical treatment of wound infections.
Description:
Small, clear glass apothecary's jar with round, slightly concave base, straight sides, short neck with protruding rim and glass stopper. Has manufacturer's label for phenoxetol on side. Very small smount of liquid in bottom of jar.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.50 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: antibiotics, 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: NIPA LABORATORIES LTD/LONDON, CARDIFF/PHENOXETOL/PEEG/the anti pyocyanea compound.
Manufacturer: Nipa Laboratories Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, circa 1950
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1950
References: Martindale. The extra pharmacopoeia, 26th ed. London Pharmaceutical Press. 1972.

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