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Apothecary Jars - China, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850562

Summary:
Apothecary jars containing medications from the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1900. Contain resin ointment for ulcers and sores. Zinc Oxide ointment for soothing the skin.
Description:
Apothecary jars are made from china in a cylindrical shape with a round base. They have a maroon body and gold and white painted label printed with blue/black lettering. Gold rim and white base.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.50 cm (Height), 14.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Printed on jars: .1 UNG:RESINAE; .2 UNG:ZINCI:OXYD; .3 E; .4 EXT:1?; .5 EX? .6 UNG? .7 COM? ROSE.
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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