Wooden medicine chest with 9 bottles of drugs

Made:
1801-1850
Wooden medicine chest with 9 bottles of drugs, 15 in total

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Wooden medicine chest with 9 bottles of drugs, 15 in total
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Wooden medicine chest with 9 bottles of drugs, 15 in total, European, 1801-1850

Parts

Bottle of powder of ipecacuanha

Bottle of powder of ipecacuanha

Bottle of powder of ipecacuanha

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt3
type:
bottles
Bottle of Jalap powder

Bottle of Jalap powder

Bottle of Jalap powder

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt8
type:
bottles
Turlington's Balsam of Life

Turlington's Balsam of Life

Bottle of Turlington's balsam; Robert Turlington secured a patent in 1744 for "A specifick balsam, called the balsam of life." The Balsam contained no less than 27 ingredients, and in his patent specifications Turlington asserted that it would cure kidney and bladder stones, cholic, and inward weakness. He shortly issued a 46-page pamphlet in which he greatly expanded the list, asserting that the "Author of Nature" has provided "a Remedy for every Malady." and "a perfect Friend to Nature, which it strengthens and corroborates when weak and declining, vivifies and enlivens the Spirits, mixes with the Juices and Fluids of the Body and gently infuses its kindly Influence into those Parts that are most in Disorder."

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt9
type:
bottle
Bottle of yellow crystals

Bottle of yellow crystals

Bottle of yellow crystals

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt10
type:
bottles
Bottle of sulphate of quinine

Bottle of sulphate of quinine

Bottle of sulphate of quinine

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt11
type:
bottles
Bottle of essence of peppermint

Bottle of essence of peppermint

Bottle of essence of peppermint

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt12
type:
bottles
BOttle of turkey rhubarb powder

BOttle of turkey rhubarb powder

BOttle of turkey rhubarb powder

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt13
type:
bottles
Bottle of spirits of lavender

Bottle of spirits of lavender

Bottle of spirits of lavender

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt14
type:
bottles
BOttle of cream of tartar

BOttle of cream of tartar

BOttle of cream of tartar

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt15
type:
bottles
Bottle of double Epsom salts

Bottle of double Epsom salts

Bottle of double Epsom salts

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt16
type:
bottles
Bottle of Gregory's powder

Bottle of Gregory's powder

Bottle of Gregory's powder

Materials:
bottle, glass
Object Number:
A602935 Pt17
type:
bottles