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Medicine Jar - Parke Davis & Company, Pepsin, 1941 Object Reg. No: SH 850506

Made by Parke, Davis & Company, 1941. Used circa 1941. Used in the pharmacy of a Victorian mental health hospital. Pepsin was given to improve digestion when a patient's natural pepsin secretion was deficient.
Small, dark brown, glass medicine jar, labelled 'Pepsin'. Has round base, straight sides, rounded shoulder, broad, fairly short neck, thick, protruding rim and cork sealed in with wax and with brand label on top. Jar appears unopened with 1.4 pounds (635g) of white crystallline material inside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.00 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: 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: MEDICAMENTA/VERA (with insignia) printed on paper label on top of cork; P.D. & Co./239 - embossed on base
'1.4 POUND / PEPSIN / P.D. & CO. / 1:2500 / PARKE, DAVIS & CO. / SYDNEY'
Manufacturer: Parke, Davis & Co., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1941
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1941
References: Martindale. The extra pharmacopoeia, 26th ed. London. Pharmaceutical Press. 1972.

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