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Medicine Bottle - Croton Oil, Duerdin & Sainsbury, circa 1860 Reg. No: SH 850613
- Bottle of croton oil by Duerdin & Sainsbury, used in a pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1860. Croton oil was a particularly potent purgative administered to some patients as a form of chemical restraint.
- Small, clear glass medicine bottle, labelled Duerdin & Sainsbury, Ol. crotonis. Long thin bottle with round base, straight sides, rounded shoulder, shortish, narrow neck with thick, protruding lip, corked. Bottle is full of amber-coloured oil.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||13.50 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||bottles, hospitals, psychiatric services, 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:||OL.CROTONIS/DUERDIN & SAINSBURY/WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS/MELBOURNE - printed in blue on white on paper label on side of bottle.|
|Manufacturer:||Duerdin & Sainsbury Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1860|
|References:||Martindale. The extra pharmacopoeia, 26th ed. London. Pharmaceutical Press. 1972.|