Gutta percha, canister, for containing Soloid brand of lead and opium tablets

Made:
1880-1950

Gutta percha, circle based canister with gutta percha screw cap. Paper label around body of canister. To contain Soloid brand of Lead and Opium tablets. These tablets are formulated to be mixed with 1 ounce of hot water (per tablet) and shaken to a lotion of lead and opium (lotio plumbi et opii). This is used as a soothing and astringent lotion for burns and bruises.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1993-818 Pt5
Materials:
gutta-percha, lead alloy and opium
type:
opium
taxonomy:
  • drug
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Science Museum

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