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Medicine Bottle - WJ Bush & Co., Essence of Garlic, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850567

Summary:
Made by Bush W. J. & Co. Limited, circa 1848 - 1930. Used in Victoria, Australia, circa 1848 - 1930. Used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria. Garlic has expectorant, diaphoretic, disinfectant and diuretic properties.
Description:
Small brown glass medicine bottle with a round base and short neck, with a black plastic screw-on cap and paper label. Bottle is empty.
Statement Of Significance:
Example of pharmaceutical products used in a Victorian mental health hospital circa 1900
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 80 mm (Height), 36 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: bottles, 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: On label: PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED TO / BUSH / ESTABLISHED 1851 / Essence of / Garlic / W J Bush & Co / (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED PROPRIETARY / 334-342 CITY ROAD, SOUTH MELBOURNE, VIC. / PRINTED IN MELBOURNE
Embossed on baseof bottle: 2 / GM / S / 1SM-144 / M
Manufacturer: J.W. Bush & Co. Limited, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1848-1950

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