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- A Place & Date Made New York, United States
Apothecary Jar - Barry's Tricopherous, circa 1880 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
|Dimensions:||16.50 cm (Height), 5.70 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hair, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals, kruses prize medal magnesia|
|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:||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|