Bottle of Diarrhoea Powder

Made:
1870-1901 in London
maker:
Savory and Moore Limited

Square glass dispensing bottle of 'Diarrhoea Powder'. 125 mm x 46 mm x 46 mm, 204g. Due to the fact that opium was a commonly used remedy for diarrhea, it is likely this bottle contains this drug. Handwritten notes on chemists label reads, 'SAVORY & MOORE,/ Chemists to the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales,/ DIARRHEOA POWDER/ One teaspoonful after each/liquid motion, in water, with/ a few drops of Essence of/ Peppermint and (illegible)...'. Savory & Moore Ltd., English, 1870-1901.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A78496 Pt16
Materials:
glass, kid leather, opium and string
type:
opium
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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