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Apothecary Jar - Cerous Carbonate, BDH, circa 1950 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
|Dimensions:||19.50 cm (Height), 9.50 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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.|