Search the collections
Apothecary Jars - Ceramic, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850272
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||085.00 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric services, medicines, syphilis|
|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|
|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|