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Apothecary Jar - Kruse's Magnesia, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 850603

Blue apothecary bottle which had contained Kruse's magnesia used at a pharmacy in a mental health hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880. Bottle made: Felton Grimwade & Co. Used as a health supplement.
Apothecary's jar of a very light blue glass with oval base and rounded body. Short neck and rim top. Bottle is empty. Would have held milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.00 cm (Height), 7.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: diet nutrition, 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: KRUSES PRIZE MEDAL MAGNESIA - embossed on side.
Manufacturer: Felton, Grimwade Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1880

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