Small clear glass bottle, with cork stopper and paper label, containing Brathwaite's Genuine Black Drop

Made:
c. 1801 in Lancaster
preparer:
J A Braithwaite

Small clear glass bottle, with cork stopper and paper label, containing Brathwaite's Genuine Black Drop. Black Drop was a proprietary remedy of fermented vinegar of opium introduced around 1700. It contained more opium than most varieties of The label on this example reads 'Genuine Black Drop, Prepared By J.A. Brathwaite, Lancaster' and 'N.B. One Drop equal to four of Laudanum'.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A196350 Pt18
Materials:
glass and opium
type:
opium
taxonomy:
  • drug
credit:
Wellcome Trust