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Apothecary Jar - Hamamelis, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850594

Summary:
Brown apothecary jar containing hamemelis (witch hazel) used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1920. Made: P D & Company. Hamamelis was used to treat haemorrhoids.
Description:
Dark brown glass apothecary's jar with round, concave base, straight sides, hemispherical shoulder, shortish, narrow neck and protruding, slightly upward curved rim. Stopper is missing. Has yellow paper label, printed in black on one side. Jar contained hamamelis (witch-hazel leaves) which was used to treat haemorrhoids.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.00 cm (Height), 7.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals
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: HAMAMELIS printed in black on yellow paper label on side of jar. P D & CO embossed on base.
Manufacturer: P.D. & Co., circa 1920
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
References: Martindale. The extra pharmacopoeia, 26th ed. London. Pharmaceutical Press. 1972

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