Wooden snuff box, cylindrical, top illustrated with a print of a physician feeling the pulse of a patient
The top of this wooden snuff box shows a physician feeling the pulse of a patient, a process that is a key element of diagnosis across a number of medical traditions.
Snuff is powdered tobacco snorted or rubbed on to the gums and was well-liked for its aroma, taste and stimulating nicotine boost. It was once believed to ward off colds, be good for ear, nose and throat problems and stop snoring.
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- snuff box
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- snuff container
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