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Apothecary Jar - Cerous Carbonate, BDH, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 850510

Brown apothecary jar containing cerous carbonate (carbolic acid) used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1950. Made: British Drug Houses Ltd. It is used as a low grade disinfectant.
Brown glass apothecary's jar has round, flat base, straight sides, curved shoulder and fairly broad, short neck (H3.5 x 06cm), with black tin screw-on lid. Has yellow and brown label - B.D.H. Cerous Carbonate - on side. Adhesive tape has been placed over label. There are traces of wax (sealer?) around top of jar. Contains only a dusting of white powder.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.50 cm (Height), 9.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: antibiotics, pharmacy equipment, psychiatric hospitals, sterilisation equipment, 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: 32, 17 embossed on base. NET 500 Grams, small label printed on back of jar.
Manufacturer: The British Drug Houses Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, circa 1950
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1955
References: Martindale. The extra Pharmacopoeia, 26th ed. London. Pharmaceutical Press. 1972.

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