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Apothecary Jar - Draught, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 850612

Summary:
Apothecary jar that conatined a draught made at the pharmacy of the Receiving House at Royal Park Mental Hospital, circa 1907 - 1950. The domestic white mixture draught was apparently made-up in the pharmacy, as a treatment for constipation.
Description:
Very light green glass apothecary's jar with round base, straight sides, hemispherical shoulder and shortish, slim neck, slightly thicker on top, closed with a cork. Has Royal Park Receiving House label on side - Horst. Domest. Alb.(domestic white mixture draught). Jar is empty.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 27.00 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: medicines, mental health, mental health institutions, pharmacy equipment, psychiatric hospitals, public parks, 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: AL275/M embossed on base. Printed label on side of jar: THE DRAUGHT/Haust.e Domest.Alb./To be taken as directed/ RECEIVING HOUSE ROYAL PARK.
Place & Date Used: Royal Park Psychiatric Hospital (Mental Asylum), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930
References: Royal Park Mental Hospital records.

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