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Dispensing Bottle and Ether Dropper

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Dublin Core

Title

Dispensing Bottle and Ether Dropper

Description

A dispensing bottle and dropper, used for the administration of ether anaesthesia.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1998/1.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 12.5cm (bottle); Length: 11cm (dropper)

Materials

Glass; Rubber; Chromium

Description

A dispensing bottle and dropper, used for the administration of ether anaesthesia.

Drop Bottle

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Drop Bottle

Description

A clear glass drop bottle, used for chloroform drops.

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

1998/6.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 11.6cm

Materials

Glass

Description

A clear glass drop bottle, used for chloroform drops.

Drop Bottle

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Drop Bottle

Description

An orange glass drop bottle

Date

c. 1930s

Identifier

2000/3.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 15cm

Materials

Glass

Description

An orange glass drop bottle

Lint

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Lint

Description

Box of finest lint, used for the administration of ether anaesthesia until the 1950s. Ether was dropped onto lint over an open mask.

Creator

Glasgow Apothecary Hall

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

HD/1234

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Card, lint

Description

Box of finest lint, used for the administration of ether anaesthesia until the 1950s. Ether was dropped onto lint over an open mask.

Aromatic Ammonia

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Dublin Core

Title

Aromatic Ammonia

Description

A small tin containing 2 ampoules of Vaporole (aromatic ammonia). Instuctions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label.

Creator

Burroughs, Wellcome & Co

Date

c. 1880-1942

Identifier

HD/1107

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, tin.

Description

A small tin containing 2 ampoules of Vaporole (aromatic ammonia). Instuctions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label.

Howe's Ammoniacal Silver Nitrate

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Howe's Ammoniacal Silver Nitrate

Description

Ampules of Ammonial Silver Nitrate and Formalin. Leaflet enclosed.

Creator

P.N. Condit

Date

c. 1900

Publisher

HD/728

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Cardboard, paper, glass.

Description

Ampules of Ammonial Silver Nitrate and Formalin. Leaflet enclosed.

Set of two metal containers

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of two metal containers

Description

Metal containers with lids

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.47; 2019/5.48

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5 cm tall; 4 cm wide

Materials

Metal

Description

Metal containers with lids

Jar of mercurial ointment

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Jar of mercurial ointment

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover, containing powder.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.46

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover, containing powder.

Bottle of powder of jalap

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of powder of jalap

Description

Square glass bottle with glass stopper, containing jalap powder.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.40

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12 cm tall; 6 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Square glass bottle with glass stopper, containing jalap powder.

Bottle of spirit of lavender

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of spirit of lavender

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.39

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

12 cm tall; 6 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper

Bottle of ipecacuanha

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of ipecacuanha

Description

Small, square glass bottle with glass stopper

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019.5.38

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.5 cm tall; 4 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small, square glass bottle with glass stopper

Bottle of calomel

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of calomel

Description

Small, square glass bottle with glass stopper, containing calomel powder.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.37

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.5 cm tall; 4 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small, square glass bottle with glass stopper, containing calomel powder.

Box of strophanthus tablets

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Dublin Core

Title

Box of strophanthus tablets

Description

Small, circular cardboard container with lid.

John Jonhston Chemist, 68 East High Street Forfar, Strophanthus tablets m11

Date

c. 1890s-1900s

Identifier

2019/5.36

Coverage

Forfar, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1 cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Cardboard

Description

Small, circular cardboard container with lid.

John Jonhston Chemist, 68 East High Street Forfar, Strophanthus tablets m11

Bottle of corrosive sublimate

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of corrosive sublimate

Description

Small bottle with stopper

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.35

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5 cm tall; 1 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small bottle with stopper

Bottle of Oil of Cinnamon

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Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of Oil of Cinnamon

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper, containing oil of cinnamon. Inscribed with: Ol: Cinnam..

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.34

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

3.5 cm tall; 4 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper, containing oil of cinnamon. Inscribed with: Ol: Cinnam..

Bottle of Oil of Menthol

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Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of Oil of Menthol

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper, containing Oil of Menthol. Inscribed with: Ol: menth:.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.33

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

3.5 cm tall, 4 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper, containing Oil of Menthol. Inscribed with: Ol: menth:.

Bottle of James' powder

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Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of James' powder

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper, containing James' powder.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.31

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

3.5 cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper, containing James' powder.

Bottle of James' powder

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of James' powder

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper, containing James' powder.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.30

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4.5 cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper, containing James' powder.

Bottle of zinc sulphate

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of zinc sulphate

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper. Inscribed with: zinci sulphas.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6.5 cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper. Inscribed with: zinci sulphas.

Bottle of musk

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of musk

Description

Small, square glass bottle with red wooden stopper.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.27

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5.5. cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small, square glass bottle with red wooden stopper.

Bottle of red precipitate

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Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of red precipitate

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper, containing red precipitate.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.26

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5.5 cm wall; 1 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper, containing red precipitate.

Bottle of tartar emetic

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of tartar emetic

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper, containing tartar emetic.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.25

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6.5 cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper, containing tartar emetic.

Bottle of vitriol

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of vitriol

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper. Inscribed with: hyd. vitriol.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5 cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small glass bottle with stopper. Inscribed with: hyd. vitriol.

Pill crusher

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Dublin Core

Title

Pill crusher

Description

Glass mortar with dipped lip and glass pestle

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.23

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Mortar 4 cm tall, 8 cm wide; Pestle, 6.5 cm long

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass mortar with dipped lip and glass pestle

Boric ointment

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Dublin Core

Title

Boric ointment

Description

Small circular container with lid.

The Scottish Drug Depot Limited, Cash price, Dispensing chemists. Boric ointment, Edinburgh and Leith.

Date

c. 1880s - 1900s

Identifier

2019/5.22

Coverage

Edinburgh, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1.5 cm tall; 4.5 cm wide

Materials

Metal

Description

Small circular container with lid.

The Scottish Drug Depot Limited, Cash price, Dispensing chemists. Boric ointment, Edinburgh and Leith.

Jar of Turner's cerate

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Jar of Turner's cerate

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover, containing Turner's cerate

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.21

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Glass; leather

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover, containing Turner's cerate

Jar of citrine ointment

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Dublin Core

Title

Jar of citrine ointment

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover, containing citrine ointment.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.20

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Glass; leather

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover, containing citrine ointment.

Jar of yellow basilicon

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Dublin Core

Title

Jar of yellow basilicon

Description

Uncovered glass jar, containing basilicon ointment.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019./5.19

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5 cm tall; 5cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Uncovered glass jar, containing basilicon ointment.

Bottle of calamel and jalap

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of calamel and jalap

Description

Glass bottle with stopper, containing calamel and jalap powder.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth. Calamel & Jalap, 1 part of calamel & jalap.

Date

c.1840s - 1860s

Identifier

2019/5.15

Coverage

Dundee, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.5 cm tall; 2 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass bottle with stopper, containing calamel and jalap powder.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth. Calamel & Jalap, 1 part of calamel & jalap.

Bottle of laudanum

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Bottle of laudanum

Description

Small green bottle

Date

c. 1870s - 1890s

Identifier

2019/5.14

Coverage

Windsor, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

6.5 cm tall; 1.5 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Small green bottle

Apothecary scale

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Apothecary scale

Description

Apothecary scale with two plates attached with green string.

Date

19th century

Identifier

2019/5.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Pole 17 cm long, 0.5 cm wide; plates 7 cm diameter; full height 20 cm long

Materials

Metal

Description

Apothecary scale with two plates attached with green string.

Jar of calcined magnesite

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Dublin Core

Title

Jar of calcined magnesite

Description

Glass jar with glass stopper, containing some residue of calcined magnesite powder.

Date

19th century- 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass jar with glass stopper, containing some residue of calcined magnesite powder.

Glass jar with metal lid

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Glass jar with metal lid

Description

Glass jar with metal lid

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.5 cm tall; 5.5 cm wide

Materials

Glass; metal

Description

Glass jar with metal lid

Jar of purified Epsom salts

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Jar of purified Epsom salts

Description

Glass jar with metal lid, containing Epsom salts.

Date

19th century- 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

13.5 cm tall; 5.5 cm wide

Materials

Glass; metal

Description

Glass jar with metal lid, containing Epsom salts.

Jar of Best Pale Bark

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Jar of Best Pale Bark

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover on opening

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

15 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Glass; leather

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover on opening

Box of weights

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Box of weights

Description

Small, circular container with lid; 12 weights inside.

Box inscribed with: blue vitriol

Date

19th century

Identifier

2019/5.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

2.5cm tall; 4cm wide

Materials

Cardboard; metal

Description

Small, circular container with lid; 12 weights inside.

Box inscribed with: blue vitriol

Box of sulphite of copper

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Box of sulphite of copper

Description

Small, circular container with lid.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth

Date

c. 1840s - 1860s

Identifier

2019/5.6

Coverage

Dundee, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Cardboard

Description

Small, circular container with lid.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth

Box of sulphite of zinc

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Box of sulphite of zinc

Description

Small, circular container with lid.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth

Date

c. 1840s - 1860s

Identifier

2019/5.5

Coverage

Dundee, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

4 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Cardboard

Description

Small, circular container with lid.

A. H. Hamilton Druggist, 68 High St, Dundee,. Late of Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie, Perth

Set of envelopes of ipecac powder

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Set of envelopes of ipecac powder

Description

Ipecac powder encased in paper

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.1; 2019/5.2; 2019/5.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5cm long; 3 cm wide

Materials

Paper

Description

Ipecac powder encased in paper

Aromatic Ammonia

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Aromatic Ammonia

Description

A small tin containing 8 ampoules of Vaporole Aromatic Ammonia. Instructions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label, reading 'Direction: The capsule enclosed in the silken sac to be broken between the fingers and the vapour carefully inhaled.'

Identifier

HD/1241

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass; Tin

Description

A small tin containing 8 ampoules of Vaporole Aromatic Ammonia. Instructions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label, reading 'Direction: The capsule enclosed in the silken sac to be broken between the fingers and the vapour carefully inhaled.'

Drop Bottle

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Drop Bottle

Description

Drop bottle (half full, contents unknown) with label of George NK Murray, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

Creator

George N.K. Murray

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/9.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H: 7.6 cm

Materials

Glass

Description

Drop bottle (half full, contents unknown) with label of George NK Murray, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

Paraffin Emollient

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Paraffin Emollient

Description

Small glass jar containing paraffin emollient, with label of Glaister & McCutcheon.

Creator

Dr Glaister & Dr McCutcheon

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/9.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, metal.

Description

Small glass jar containing paraffin emollient, with label of Glaister & McCutcheon.

Pituitary Extract

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Pituitary Extract

Description

Cardboard box containing 6 ampoules of pituitary extract

Date

c. 1946

Identifier

2018/9.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8 x 6 x 1.8 cm

Materials

Cardboard, glass.

Description

Cardboard box containing 6 ampoules of pituitary extract

Chloroform Bottle

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Chloroform Bottle

Description

Large empty chloroform bottle with label from T&H Smith, Glasgow

Creator

T&H Smith

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/9.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H: 21 cm

Materials

Glass

Description

Large empty chloroform bottle with label from T&H Smith, Glasgow

Dettol Bottle

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dettol Bottle

Description

Dettol bottle (half full) with label of George NK Murray

Creator

George N. K. Murray; Chemist

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/9.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H; 21 cm

Materials

Glass, cork.

Description

Dettol bottle (half full) with label of George NK Murray

Castor Oil

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Castor Oil

Description

Bottle of castor oil, with label of McCowan & Adam, chemists in Glasgow

Creator

McCowan & Adam, Chemists

Date

c. 20th century

Identifier

2018/9.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H: 10 cm

Materials

Glass, cork.

Description

Bottle of castor oil, with label of McCowan & Adam, chemists in Glasgow

James Gemmel

Details

Dublin Core

Title

James Gemmel

Description

Photographic portrait of Dr James Gemmel, MD CM FFPSG, Senior Assistant Apothecary at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Date

c. 1870

Identifier

RCPSG 1/12/1/15

Description

Photographic portrait of Dr James Gemmel, MD CM FFPSG, Senior Assistant Apothecary at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Powder of jalap

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Powder of jalap

Description

Glass bottle with a cloth stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing powder of jalap. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie,
Druggists.
75 High Street, Perth
Late Duncan & Ogilvie
Powder of Jalap

Date

c. 1830s

Identifier

2003/15.11

Coverage

Perth, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a cloth stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing powder of jalap. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Brass scales

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Brass scales

Description

Small set of brass weighing scales. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Date

19th century

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

brass

Description

Small set of brass weighing scales. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Brass weights

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Brass weights

Description

4 brass weights with stamped apothecary symbols for weight: 2 drachms/drams; 1/2 drachm/dram; 2 scruples; 1 scruple. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
ʒii
ʒſs
℈ii
℈i

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

brass

Description

4 brass weights with stamped apothecary symbols for weight: 2 drachms/drams; 1/2 drachm/dram; 2 scruples; 1 scruple. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Atropin

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Atropin

Description

Small glass tube/vial with cork stopper and handwritten label, containing atropine. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Atropin

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.17

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass
cork

Description

Small glass tube/vial with cork stopper and handwritten label, containing atropine. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Oil of peppermint

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Oil of peppermint

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing oil of peppermint. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie.
Druggists.
75 High Street, Perth
Late Duncan & Ogilvie
Best Oil of Peppermint

Date

c. 1830s

Identifier

2003/15.16

Coverage

Perth, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing oil of peppermint. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

James's powder

Details

Dublin Core

Title

James's powder

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing "James's powder". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.15

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing "James's powder". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Gray powder

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Gray powder

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing "gray powder". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
William Gilchrist,
Dispensing Family Chemist
Gray Powder

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.14

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing "gray powder". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Calomel bottle

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Calomel bottle

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopperand printed/handwritten label, containing calomel (mercury(I) chloride). Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
William Gilchrist,
Dispensing Family Chemist
Calomel

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.13

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopperand printed/handwritten label, containing calomel (mercury(I) chloride). Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Powder of Ipecacuanha

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Powder of Ipecacuanha

Description

Glass bottle with a cloth stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing powder of Ipecacuanha. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Duncan, Hamilton & Dandie,
Druggists.
75 High Street, Perth
Late Duncan & Ogilvie
Powder of Ipecacuanha

Date

c. 1830s

Identifier

2003/15.12

Coverage

Perth, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a cloth stopper and printed/handwritten label, containing powder of Ipecacuanha. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Blistering plaster

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Blistering plaster

Description

Small, round wooden box labelled as "blistering plaister". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
J. Moncreiff apothecary
to Her Majesty, Edinburgh
Blistering Plaister

Date

early 19th century

Identifier

2003/15.10

Coverage

Edinburgh, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

wood

Description

Small, round wooden box labelled as "blistering plaister". Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Roche's embrocation for the whooping cough

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Roche's embrocation for the whooping cough

Description

Glass bottle containing Roche's embrocation for the whooping cough, with raised lettering on the bottle and remains of a medicine duty stamp. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Roche's embrocation for the whooping cough
by the King's patent
Value a[bove] [?]
Not exceed[ing]
[Edwar]ds & Son
[Queen V]ictoria St.

Date

c. 1870s-1900s

Identifier

2003/15.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing Roche's embrocation for the whooping cough, with raised lettering on the bottle and remains of a medicine duty stamp. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Carbonate of Potash

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Carbonate of Potash

Description

Glass bottle containing potassium carbonate, with partially torn, printed label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Dunc[an, Dand]ie & Newby
[Drug]gists
Car[bonat]e of potash
[Late Dunc]an & Ogilvie
75 High St
Perth

Date

c 1840s-c 1850s

Identifier

2003/15.8

Coverage

Perth, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing potassium carbonate, with partially torn, printed label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Antimonial wine

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Antimonial wine

Description

Glass bottle with a small amount of antimonial wine and stained, printed label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
From the Glasgow Apothecaries' Hall
Antimonial wine
Virginia Street

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.7

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a small amount of antimonial wine and stained, printed label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Spirit of sal volatile

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Title

Spirit of sal volatile

Description

Glass bottle (empty) with printed label. Previously contained spirit of sal volatile (i.e. smelling salts). Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
James Harley, chemist (from H.C. Basildon's Edinr).
Spirit sal volatile
3 James' Square, Crieff

Date

late 19th century

Identifier

2003/15.6

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle (empty) with printed label. Previously contained spirit of sal volatile (i.e. smelling salts). Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Paragoric elixir bottle

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Title

Paragoric elixir bottle

Description

Glass bottle (empty but stained by former contents) with handwritten label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Paragoric elixir
English

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle (empty but stained by former contents) with handwritten label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Charity oil

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Title

Charity oil

Description

Glass bottle containing oil, with handwritten label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Charity oil for bruises

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing oil, with handwritten label. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Dr Gregory's stomachic powder

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Title

Dr Gregory's stomachic powder

Description

Glass bottle containing Dr. Gregrory's stomachic powder. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Dr. Gregory's stomachic powder for indigestion, acidity, heart-burn, irregular bowels &c. Composed of genuine turkey rhubarb, calicned magnesia & Jacmaica giner.
DOSE - A large tea teaspoonful to be taken occasionally in a little water; or New Milk.
Prepared according to the original recipe.
James Harley (from Basildon's Edinr.)
Family & dispensing chemist, 3 James' Sqaure, Crieff

Date

late 19th century

Identifier

2003/15.3

Coverage

Crieff, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing Dr. Gregrory's stomachic powder. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Pale Peruvian Bark

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Title

Pale Peruvian Bark

Description

Glass bottle containing pale Peruvian bark powder. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Pale Peruvian bark
J. Moncreiff, Apothecary to her Majesty
Edinburgh

Date

early 19th century

Identifier

2003/15.2

Coverage

Edinburgh, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing pale Peruvian bark powder. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Caster oil

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Title

Caster oil

Description

Glass bottle containing caster oil. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.
Cold drawn caster oil
Finest quality and nearly tasteless

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle containing caster oil. Part of George III mahogany apothecary's box.

Dover's powder

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Title

Dover's powder

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper, containing Dover's powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass; metal

Description

Small glass bottle with glass stopper, containing Dover's powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Bicarbonate of Potassium

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Title

Bicarbonate of Potassium

Description

Glass bottle with a corroded metal lid, containing bicarbonate of potassium. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Bicarbonate of Potass
Alexander Turner
Pharmaceutical chemist,
Buccleuch Street, Dumfries

Date

c 1890s

Publisher

2003/17.14

Coverage

Dumfries, Scotland

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a corroded metal lid, containing bicarbonate of potassium. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Dr James's powder

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Title

Dr James's powder

Description

Glass bottle with metal lid, containing a small amount of Dr James's powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Dr. James's Powder
Sold in bottles at 2s. 9d. and 3s. 6d.
ed on the Government Stamp

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.13

Description

Glass bottle with metal lid, containing a small amount of Dr James's powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Tincture of bark

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Title

Tincture of bark

Description

Glass bottle with a glass stopper, containing tincture of bark powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Tincture of Bark
John Ellison, dispensing chemist,
73, Church Street, Liverpool

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.12

Coverage

Liverpool, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with a glass stopper, containing tincture of bark powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Ipecacuanha wine bottle

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Title

Ipecacuanha wine bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing ipecacuanha wine. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Fleeming & Son, Pharmaceutical Chemists,
Ipecacuanha Wine.
DOSE - Adults, as an Expectorant, five to forty drops; Emetic, three tea-spoonfuls to a table-spoonful and a half.
Children, as an Expectorant, from one to five drops; Emetic, half to three tea-spoonfuls.
Wolverhampton

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.11

Coverage

Wolverhampton, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing ipecacuanha wine. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Tincture of fennel

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Title

Tincture of fennel

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing tincture of fennel. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Tincture of fennel
Deighton & Smith, Pharmaceutical Chemists,
Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.10

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing tincture of fennel. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Jamaica ginger bottle

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Jamaica ginger bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing concentrated essence of Jamaica ginger. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Concentrated essence of Jamaica ginger
This preparation contains in a highly concentrated state, all the valuable medicinal and aromatic properties of the root.
DOSE - One or two tea-spoonfuls in a wine-glassful of water, as occasion requires, or it may be taken in tea, or any other beverage.
Prepared by Thomas M. Deighton,
Pharmaceutical Chemist, by Examination,
From Peter Squire, Chemist to the Queen,
35, High Street, Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.9

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing concentrated essence of Jamaica ginger. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Spirit of Nitre bottle

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Title

Spirit of Nitre bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper. Previously contained sweet spirit of nitre. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Sweet spirit of nitre
Thomas M. Deighton,
Pharmaceutical Chemist, by Examination
Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.8

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper. Previously contained sweet spirit of nitre. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Spirit of Sal Volatile

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Spirit of Sal Volatile

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing a small amount of aromatic spirit of sal volatile (i.e. smelling salts). Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Aromatic spirit of sal volatile,
of extra strength and purity.
DOSE - a tea-spoonful, in water or Camphor Julep.
Prepared by Deighton & Smith,
Pharmaceutical Chemists,
High Street, Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.7

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper, containing a small amount of aromatic spirit of sal volatile (i.e. smelling salts). Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Magnesia bottle

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Title

Magnesia bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing magnesia powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Magnesia.
W.B. Hudson & Son
Chemists and Druggists
27, Hay Market, London

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.6

Coverage

London, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing magnesia powder. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Carbonate of soda

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Title

Carbonate of soda

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing carbonate of soda. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Carbonate of soda
W.B. Hudson & Son
Chemists and Druggists
27, Hay Market, London

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.5

Coverage

London, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing carbonate of soda. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Spirit of nitre

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Title

Spirit of nitre

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper. Previously contained sweet spirit of nitre. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Sweet spirit of nitre
DOSE - From half to two tea-spoonfuls, in a wine-glassful of water
Prepared by T.M. Deighton, Pharmaceutical Chemist,
From Peter Squire, Chemist to the Queen,
35, High Street, Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.4

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper. Previously contained sweet spirit of nitre. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Turkey rhubarb bottle

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Title

Turkey rhubarb bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing turkey rhubarb. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Turkey Rhubarb W.B. Hudson & Son, Chemists and Druggists, 27, Hay Market, London

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.3

Coverage

London, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing turkey rhubarb. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Lavender bottle

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Title

Lavender bottle

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing spirit of lavender. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Lavender.
Spirit of Lavender.
Symes & Co.,
Pharmaceutical Chemists
14, Hardman Street, Liverpool

Date

c. 1880s-1890s

Identifier

2003/17.2

Coverage

Liverpool, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing spirit of lavender. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Paregoric elixir

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Title

Paregoric elixir

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing paregoric elixir. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.
Paregoric elixir. - Poison
Thomas M. Deighton
pharmaceutical chemist, by examination
Bridgnorth

Date

c 1870s

Identifier

2003/17.1

Coverage

Bridgnorth, England

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper containing paregoric elixir. Part of 19th century mahogany apothecary's box.

Pill-Making Apparatus

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Title

Pill-Making Apparatus

Description

This pill-making apparatus consists of a board and a roller with two handles.

The roller has two sets of wheels, allowing it to roll backwards and forwards over the board. The board and roller are fitted with matching corrugated brass plates.

Pill resin would be rolled into a tube and placed on the corrugated surface of the board. The roller would then be used to push the resin through the grooves of the board, creating individual, consistently sized pills.

Creator

S. Maw Son & Thompson London

Date

c.1875

Identifier

2003/77.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 34.3 cm; 46.7 cm

Materials

Metal; Wood

Description

This pill-making apparatus consists of a board and a roller with two handles.

The roller has two sets of wheels, allowing it to roll backwards and forwards over the board. The board and roller are fitted with matching corrugated brass plates.

Pill resin would be rolled into a tube and placed on the corrugated surface of the board. The roller would then be used to push the resin through the grooves of the board, creating individual, consistently sized pills.

Neoprotosil Antiseptic

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Title

Neoprotosil Antiseptic

Description

Glass bottle with cork stopper containing capsules of Neo-Protosil (Collidal Silver Iodide Compound). Used as an antiseptic cermicide.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

HD/1115

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, Cork

Description

Glass bottle with cork stopper containing capsules of Neo-Protosil (Collidal Silver Iodide Compound). Used as an antiseptic cermicide.

Neoprotosil Antiseptic

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Title

Neoprotosil Antiseptic

Description

Glass bottle with cork stopper containing a half ounce of Neo-Protosil (Collidal Silver Iodide Compound). Used as an antiseptic cermicide.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

HD/1114

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass. cork.

Description

Glass bottle with cork stopper containing a half ounce of Neo-Protosil (Collidal Silver Iodide Compound). Used as an antiseptic cermicide.

Hypoderm Tablets

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Title

Hypoderm Tablets

Description

Cardboard box containing several glass vials of hypoderm tablets.

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2003/2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, cardboard, cork.

Description

Cardboard box containing several glass vials of hypoderm tablets.

Medicine Chest

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Title

Medicine Chest

Description

A 19th century mahogany apothecary's box, with brass carry handle, the hinged doors enclosing fitted interior with bottles. Contains 15 medicine bottles and measuring scales.

Date

c. 1870s

Identifier

2003/17

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 22.5 cm

Materials

Glass; metal; velvet; wood

Description

A 19th century mahogany apothecary's box, with brass carry handle, the hinged doors enclosing fitted interior with bottles. Contains 15 medicine bottles and measuring scales.

Cased Set of Small Drug Bottles

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Title

Cased Set of Small Drug Bottles

Description

The metal case is lined with crimson padded velvet and contains five glass-stoppered bottles. The case is contained within a brown cardboard presentation box, also containing two additional drug bottles in fitted inserts.

Made of tinplate.

Date

c. 1880-1900

Identifier

2006/7.12

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

10.5cm in length, 7.3cm in width, 2.4cm in depth.

Materials

Metal, velvet, glass.

Description

The metal case is lined with crimson padded velvet and contains five glass-stoppered bottles. The case is contained within a brown cardboard presentation box, also containing two additional drug bottles in fitted inserts.

Made of tinplate.

Injection Ampoules

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Title

Injection Ampoules

Description

Matchbox containing 3 ampoules: 1.5 cc Tubarine (d-Tubocurarine Chloride); 2 cc Nupercain adrenalin solution; 1 cc 'Gardenal' sodium.

Date

20th century

Identifier

2016/3.4

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm

Materials

Cardboard, Glass, Tubarine solution.

Description

Matchbox containing 3 ampoules: 1.5 cc Tubarine (d-Tubocurarine Chloride); 2 cc Nupercain adrenalin solution; 1 cc 'Gardenal' sodium.

18th century book of herbal remedies

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Title

18th century book of herbal remedies

Description

Whilst it is impossible to know exactly when we first started using herbs and plants for medicinal purposes, archaeological evidence suggests that herbs have been used in Scotland since the Bronze age. Indeed the use of herbs as healing remedies goes back to the very beginnings of medicine itself, from 3700 B.C. Egypt, followed by the Chinese and later the Greeks and Romans. The earliest written account of herbal remedies comes from China and dates back to 2800 B.C.

In Scotland there has been a long held tradition of herbal folk medicine. However, written accounts of commonly used remedies did not appear until very much more recent times, knowledge of plants having been initially passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. Particularly in the more remote areas of Scotland, folk medicine was handed down by tradition, with little change, until the 17th Century. Opportunities for medical education were limited, and means of transport extremely bad, making it difficult for medical practitioners to reach patients out with the principal towns. As a result many had to rely to a great extent upon remedies which were available locally.

The provenance is unknown for the College’s 18th century herbal but it is believed to come from lowland Scotland. It was digitised courtesy of the Scottish Archive Network and is an excellent example of the way in which the remedies, previously passed from generation to generation as an oral tradition, began to be collected together in hand-written volumes. Many examples of similar documents can be found within collections of household manuscripts, correspondence and accounts, and it would appear that many households across the social spectrum kept such documents

Many herbals, particularly those belonging to Scottish land-owning families, were very decorative, typically leather bound and often interspersed with ornately decorated pages with drawings and elaborate hand-writing. Individual volumes were often written in different hands with recipes and remedies occasionally being attributed to individuals. Indeed a particular 18th century volume (in the National Library of Scotland) entitled ‘Physick and Cookery of various Kinds’ compiled by Martha Bruce, Countess of Elgin, contains contributions from eminent individuals including Dr Herman Boerhaave’s cure for Chilblains and Asthma and remedies from Dr Ratcliffe, Physician to Queen Anne.

Herbals often contained not only herbal remedies but also recipes and beauty and household remedies, and in later years, the traditional household herbal came to resemble more of a cookery book with sections for herbal remedies being relegated to the back of the volume. The remedies and recipes often remained unchanged with the same herbs and methods being used for centuries.

This particular volume is only a small illustration of the abundance of similar material which can be found in public and private collections of household papers, and provides a small insight into the strong tradition of herbal medicine which has existed in Scotland down the ages.

Date

18th century

Identifier

RCPSG/1/20/3/1

Language

English

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

manuscript volume

Description

Whilst it is impossible to know exactly when we first started using herbs and plants for medicinal purposes, archaeological evidence suggests that herbs have been used in Scotland since the Bronze age. Indeed the use of herbs as healing remedies goes back to the very beginnings of medicine itself, from 3700 B.C. Egypt, followed by the Chinese and later the Greeks and Romans. The earliest written account of herbal remedies comes from China and dates back to 2800 B.C. In Scotland there has been a long held tradition of herbal folk medicine. However, written accounts of commonly used remedies did not appear until very much more recent times, knowledge of plants having been initially passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. Particularly in the more remote areas of Scotland, folk medicine was handed down by tradition, with little change, until the 17th Century. Opportunities for medical education were limited, and means of transport extremely bad, making it difficult for medical practitioners to reach patients out with the principal towns. As a result many had to rely to a great extent upon remedies which were available locally. The provenance is unknown for the College’s 18th century herbal but it is believed to come from lowland Scotland. It was digitised courtesy of the Scottish Archive Network and is an excellent example of the way in which the remedies, previously passed from generation to generation as an oral tradition, began to be collected together in hand-written volumes. Many examples of similar documents can be found within collections of household manuscripts, correspondence and accounts, and it would appear that many households across the social spectrum kept such documents Many herbals, particularly those belonging to Scottish land-owning families, were very decorative, typically leather bound and often interspersed with ornately decorated pages with drawings and elaborate hand-writing. Individual volumes were often written in different hands with recipes and remedies occasionally being attributed to individuals. Indeed a particular 18th century volume (in the National Library of Scotland) entitled ‘Physick and Cookery of various Kinds’ compiled by Martha Bruce, Countess of Elgin, contains contributions from eminent individuals including Dr Herman Boerhaave’s cure for Chilblains and Asthma and remedies from Dr Ratcliffe, Physician to Queen Anne. Herbals often contained not only herbal remedies but also recipes and beauty and household remedies, and in later years, the traditional household herbal came to resemble more of a cookery book with sections for herbal remedies being relegated to the back of the volume. The remedies and recipes often remained unchanged with the same herbs and methods being used for centuries. This particular volume is only a small illustration of the abundance of similar material which can be found in public and private collections of household papers, and provides a small insight into the strong tradition of herbal medicine which has existed in Scotland down the ages.

Bottle of Sulphuric Ether

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Title

Bottle of Sulphuric Ether

Description

Sulphuric ether, or diethyl ether, was a popular choice for the administration of general anaesthesia. The first demonstration of the anaesthetic properties of sulphuric ether occurred in 1846 by William T.G. Morton, an American dentist. Before this time, inhaling chloroform was the common mode of relieving pain during an operation, however the dosage had to be just right so as not to kill the patient.

Creator

Apothecaries Hall, Edinburgh

Date

c. Unknown

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass

Description

Sulphuric ether, or diethyl ether, was a popular choice for the administration of general anaesthesia. The first demonstration of the anaesthetic properties of sulphuric ether occurred in 1846 by William T.G. Morton, an American dentist. Before this time, inhaling chloroform was the common mode of relieving pain during an operation, however the dosage had to be just right so as not to kill the patient.

Bottle of Laudanum

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Title

Bottle of Laudanum

Description

Pictured here is a glass bottle that once contained a solution of Laudanum. Laudanum contains about 1% of morphine and was a remedy for menstrual cramps during the time of the Victorians. Although a pain reliever, this substance is incredibly addictive!

Creator

The Medical Hall, Edinburgh

Date

c. Unknown

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Description

Pictured here is a glass bottle that once contained a solution of Laudanum. Laudanum contains about 1% of morphine and was a remedy for menstrual cramps during the time of the Victorians. Although a pain reliever, this substance is incredibly addictive!

Box of Aseptules Saline Solution

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Title

Box of Aseptules Saline Solution

Description

Red fitted cardboard box containing twelve sealed glass ampoules for marking up Normal saline. Each ampoule is labelled and in a separate compartment.

Made by Messrs Oppenheimer, Son & Co, Manufacturing Chemists, 14 Worship Street, LONDON EC (reference dated July 1897), later removed to 179, Queen Victoria Street, LONDON EC (reference dated 1900)

Creator

Oppenheimer Son & Co., Ltd.

Date

c. 1897

Identifier

2006/7.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

16.7 x 3.3 x 2 cm

Materials

Cardboard and glass.

Description

Red fitted cardboard box containing twelve sealed glass ampoules for marking up Normal saline. Each ampoule is labelled and in a separate compartment.

Made by Messrs Oppenheimer, Son & Co, Manufacturing Chemists, 14 Worship Street, LONDON EC (reference dated July 1897), later removed to 179, Queen Victoria Street, LONDON EC (reference dated 1900)

Stoppered Glass Bottle

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Title

Stoppered Glass Bottle

Description

Stoppered glass bottle in metal case with bayonet catch, 1900s-1930s.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900-1930s

Identifier

1996/2.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height: 11.3 cm (bottle); 12.4 cm (case)

Materials

Metal and glass.

Description

Stoppered glass bottle in metal case with bayonet catch, 1900s-1930s.


Medicine Chest

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Title

Medicine Chest

Description

A George III mahogany apothecary's box, the hinged lid enclosing fitted interior with bottles, above fitted drawer.

Similar to one illustrated in Sotheby's Fine scientific and medical instruments, cameras, weights and measures, 1985, no. 211: a 19th century mahogany medicine chest, the hinged lid enclosing a series of bottle compartments, single fitted drawer with recessed brass handle to base, brass drop handles to either side.

Date

19th century

Identifier

2003/15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 27 cm

Materials

Glass, mahogany, and velvet.

Description

A George III mahogany apothecary's box, the hinged lid enclosing fitted interior with bottles, above fitted drawer.

Similar to one illustrated in Sotheby's Fine scientific and medical instruments, cameras, weights and measures, 1985, no. 211: a 19th century mahogany medicine chest, the hinged lid enclosing a series of bottle compartments, single fitted drawer with recessed brass handle to base, brass drop handles to either side.

Apothecary Weight Scales

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Title

Apothecary Weight Scales

Description

Pictured here is a set of brass apothecary scales used to measure ingredients for medicines.

Creator

Avery Ltd.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2013/2.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Brass; wood.

Description

Pictured here is a set of brass apothecary scales used to measure ingredients for medicines.

Set of Glass Bubbles

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Title

Set of Glass Bubbles

Description

Pictured here is a set of glass bubbles held within a wooden case with an interior green velvet lining. Made by the instrument makers Gardner & Son, these bubbles were used to brew spirits. As seen on the label of the box, the bubbles would have been used to hold spirits of different strengths, from very weak to very strong.

Date

c. Unknown

Identifier

2003/157

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 8.7 cm

Materials

Glass; wood

Description

Pictured here is a set of glass bubbles held within a wooden case with an interior green velvet lining. Made by the instrument makers Gardner & Son, these bubbles were used to brew spirits. As seen on the label of the box, the bubbles would have been used to hold spirits of different strengths, from very weak to very strong.

Mortar and Pestle

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Title

Mortar and Pestle

Date

c. 1905

Identifier

2000/3.118

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 15.5 cm

Materials

Earthernware

Description


Christy Cachet Machine "A"

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Title

Christy Cachet Machine "A"

Description

Cachet machine, in wooden case, c 1900s-c 1920s.

Cachets are used to mask the unpleasant taste of certain medicines. The unfavourable tastes were initially masked in foods, such as bread and jam. This mode of cachet was eventually replaced by thin leaflets made from flour and water.
Cachets made with this machine would have been composed of rice paper. The first disc was placed in one of the circular holders, then powder was then filtered in, and the second disc was sealed on top with the roller, which was moistened with water.

Date

c. 1900-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 30.5 cm

Materials

Metal; plastic; wood

Description

Cachet machine, in wooden case, c 1900s-c 1920s.

Cachets are used to mask the unpleasant taste of certain medicines. The unfavourable tastes were initially masked in foods, such as bread and jam. This mode of cachet was eventually replaced by thin leaflets made from flour and water.
Cachets made with this machine would have been composed of rice paper. The first disc was placed in one of the circular holders, then powder was then filtered in, and the second disc was sealed on top with the roller, which was moistened with water.

Portrait of William Spang

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Title

Portrait of William Spang

Description

Portrait of William Spang, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book. This portrait is a copy of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.
William Spang was an apothecary and named in the Charter of incorporation of 1599 as the inspector of any shops selling drugs.

This portrait is a copy, made in 1822, of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

Creator

Unknown

Date

17th century

Identifier

100

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Physical Dimensions

90 x 69 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of William Spang, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book. This portrait is a copy of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

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