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Apothecary Jars - Ceramic, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850272

Summary:
Ceramic apothecary jars used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australi,a circa 1900. They contain the following: 464.1: no label; 464.2 Asafoetida Gum used as a carminative in the treatment of flatulence and as an expectorant in bronchitis; 464.3 Blaud (Ferrous carbonate) pills, for iron-deficiency anaemia; 464.4 Colocynth and Hyoscyamus pills, and irritant purgative; 464.4 Tannic acid, for treatment of burns; 464.6 Bismuth troches, for treatment of syphilis and yaws; 464.7 Morphine and Ipecaeuanha troches, used in treatment of incipient colds.
Description:
Apothecary jars are made from china and cylindrical in shape with a round base. They have a blue body, white base, white and blue lid with gold and red label printed in black.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 085.00 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, medicines, syphilis, making history - psych 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: GUM:ASAFOE:/PIL:BLAUD/PIL:COL et HY/ TRO:AC:TAN/TRO:BISM:P.B./TRO:MORPH:et: IPECAL printed on jars.
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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