Small dispensing bottle for Calomel and Opium

Made:
1850-1900 in England

Small glass dispensing bottle with ivory and cork stopper with traces of Calomel( mercury chloride) and opium. 42mm x 16mm diameter. Gold printed label reads, 'CALOMEL C. OPI/gr.ij./gr.fs.' Calomel was often used as a laxative or an a disinfectant. English, 1850-1900.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A651844 Pt16
Materials:
calomel, cork, glass, ivory, opium and trace
type:
opium
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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