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Apothecary Jar - Barry's Tricopherous, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 850602

Green apothecary jar containing Barry's Tricopherous (a hair tonic) used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1880. The ingredients of Barry's Tricopherous were; 97% alcohol, 1.5% castor oil, and 1% tincture of cantharides (spanish fly). Irritant drugs such as cantharides were thought to stimulate the scalp by increasing blood supply.
Apothecary's jar of light green glass, has flat sides, rounded corners and rather long neck.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.50 cm (Height), 5.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hair, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals, kruses prize medal magnesia, 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: 2 - encircled on base. BARRY'S/TRICOPHEROUS/NEW YORK,U.S.A.
Place & Date Made: New York, New York State, United States of America, circa 1880
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1880


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