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Bottle - Camphor Liniment, Ark Brand, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 850511

Summary:
Bottle of camphor liniment used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1950. Made by Lawrence, Alfred & Company Ltd. Ark Brand. Ammoniated camphor and methylated spirit liniment was applied for fibrositis, neuralgia, and other conditions
Description:
Brown glass apothecary's bottle has concave, round base, straight sides, curved shoulder, short slim neck with protruding lid. Bottle is corded and sealed with brown paper bound with string (contents entire). Has manufacturer's label down one side, held in place by sheet of adhesive paper which has become semi-opaque with time.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.50 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: J701/M and ESA (on its side) embossed on base. POISON/ARK BRAND/Linimentum/ Camphorae/Ammoniatum/Methylated/...Alfred Lawrence & Co/Ltd" ..." on label
Manufacturer: Alfred Lawrence & Co. Ltd., circa 1940
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1950
References: Martindale. The extra pharmacopoeia, 26th ed. London. Pharmaceutical Press, 1972.

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