Canister for Dr Jenner's Absorbent Powder, London, England, 1840-1902

Made:
1840-1902 in London
maker:
Savory and Moore Limited

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Canister of Dr Jenner's indigestion powder, by Savory and Moore, Ltd., London

Dr Jenner’s Absorbent Powder was recommended for indigestion and heartburn. Made and sold by Savory & Moore Ltd, Dr Jenner’s Absorbent Powder would have been available in chemists across the United Kingdom. It was a product typical of the large range of treatments that were available ‘over the counter’ for many years. The inevitable association with an unrelated figure from medical history – Edward Jenner – probably gave the powder a certain credibility.

The powder would have been mixed with water and then drunk.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A601267
type:
can - container
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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