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HD1109_allonal_1.jpg

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Title

Allonal Tablets

Description

Two physician samples of Allonal tablets, used to treat difficult patients (1 complete and 1 incomplete).

Creator

Roche Ltd

Date

c. 1800s-1900s

Identifier

HD/1109

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Materials

Paper

Description

Two physician samples of Allonal tablets, used to treat difficult patients (1 complete and 1 incomplete).

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Veramon Tablets

Description

Box containing various sized packets of Veramon tablets and an information booklet. Described as a safe, efficient and non-toxic analgesic (pain relief) for oral administration.

Creator

Schering AG

Date

1800-1900s

Identifier

HD/1112

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Card

Description

Box containing various sized packets of Veramon tablets and an information booklet. Described as a safe, efficient and non-toxic analgesic (pain relief) for oral administration.

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Title

Novoconephrin Anaesthetic Solution

Description

1.5 % Novoconephrine anaesthetic with adrenalin (3 x 2cc ampules) used for injections.

Creator

Dr Thile & Co, Mainz.

Date

c. 1920

Identifier

HD/80

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, card

Description

1.5 % Novoconephrine anaesthetic with adrenalin (3 x 2cc ampules) used for injections.

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Title

Amyl Nitrate

Description

Tin containing glass 2 capsules of amyl nitrate, encased in silk and cotton wool. Label includes instructions on how to break the glass and inhale.

Creator

W. Martindale

Date

c. unknown

Identifier

HD/1232

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Materials

Glass, tin

Description

Tin containing glass 2 capsules of amyl nitrate, encased in silk and cotton wool. Label includes instructions on how to break the glass and inhale.

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Hydrogen Peroxide

Description

An empty, 4 oz glass bottle used to contain hydrogen-peroxide. Described on the label as non-poisonous, harmless, unsurpasseed in its purity, strength and keeping properties.

Creator

Parke, Davis & Co. Ltd.

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2005/8.1264

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass

Description

An empty, 4 oz glass bottle used to contain hydrogen-peroxide. Described on the label as non-poisonous, harmless, unsurpasseed in its purity, strength and keeping properties.

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Title

Nitrate of Amyl Capsules

Description

Tin of amyl nitrate capsules, including user instructions on the label.

Creator

Allen & Hanburys Ltd.

Date

c. unknown

Identifier

HD/1120

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Materials

Metal, glass

Description

Tin of amyl nitrate capsules, including user instructions on the label.

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Amyl Nitrate

Description

Metal tin containing glass capsules of amyl nitrate for inhaling.

Creator

Burgoyne, Burbridges & Co. Ltd

Date

c. unknown

Identifier

HD/1106

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Materials

Metal, glass.

Description

Metal tin containing glass capsules of amyl nitrate for inhaling.

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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.

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Title

Catgut Suture

Description

Two packets, each containing three sealed tubes of catgut suture.

Creator

Weddel Pharmaceuticals, London

Date

c. 1960

Identifier

1996/2.26.7

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.5 cm (tube)

Materials

Glass, catgut, sterilising fluid, paper, cardboard.

Description

Two packets, each containing three sealed tubes of catgut suture.

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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.

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Title

Spinhaler whistles

Description

Box of 5 whistle attachments for children using the Spinhaler. Includes an instruction card for each whistle.

Date

c. 1989

Identifier

2017/1.39

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Physical Dimensions

box: 8 x 3 x 6 cm

Description

Box of 5 whistle attachments for children using the Spinhaler. Includes an instruction card for each whistle.

2017.1.29_intal_2.jpg

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Title

Intal syncroner inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI). Demonstrator unit in cardboard box.

Date

c. 1993

Identifier

2017/1.29

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Physical Dimensions

box: 12 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI). Demonstrator unit in cardboard box.

2017.1.42_aerocrom_1.jpg

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Title

Aerocrom Syncroner

Description

Demonstrator unit of the "Aerocrom Syncroner" inhaler. This metered-dose inhaler (MDI) includes a built-in spacer so the inhaler can be used without the need for an additional spacer. In a cardboard box.

Date

c. 1996

Identifier

2017/1.42

Description

Demonstrator unit of the "Aerocrom Syncroner" inhaler. This metered-dose inhaler (MDI) includes a built-in spacer so the inhaler can be used without the need for an additional spacer. In a cardboard box.

2017.1.43_duovent_4.jpg

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Title

Duovent extension tube

Description

Extension/spacer tube for use with the Duovent inhaler.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.43

Description

Extension/spacer tube for use with the Duovent inhaler.

2017.1.38_aerohaler_1.jpg

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Title

Aerohaler

Description

"Aerohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI). Includes a magazine for holding up to 6 capsules. The button on the side pierces the capsule in the chamber.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.38

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Physical Dimensions

8.1 x 5.5 x 2.8 cm

Description

"Aerohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI). Includes a magazine for holding up to 6 capsules. The button on the side pierces the capsule in the chamber.

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Title

Diskhaler blister packs

Description

Placebo inhalation disks for use with the Serevent Diskhaler. 5 demonstration blister packs.

Date

c. 1993

Identifier

2017/1.40

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5.1 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm

Description

Placebo inhalation disks for use with the Serevent Diskhaler. 5 demonstration blister packs.

2017.1.30_spinhaler_1.jpg

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Title

Intal spinhaler

Description

Cardboard box containing "Spinhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) in a plastic carry case, with instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1991

Identifier

2017/1.30

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

box: 9.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Cardboard box containing "Spinhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) in a plastic carry case, with instruction leaflet.

2017.1.32_spacehaler_2.jpg

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Title

Placebo Spacehaler

Description

Demonstration model of a "Spacehaler" meterd-dose inhaler (MDI). The Spacehaler is designed to reduce the velocity of the aerosol cloud that emerges from the inhaler, without the need for an additional spacer. In cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1997

Identifier

2017/1.32

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Physical Dimensions

box: 9.6 x 7.7 x 3.6 cm

Description

Demonstration model of a "Spacehaler" meterd-dose inhaler (MDI). The Spacehaler is designed to reduce the velocity of the aerosol cloud that emerges from the inhaler, without the need for an additional spacer. In cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

2017.1.34_foradil_1.jpg

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Title

Foradil Aerolizer

Description

"Aerolizer" type inhaler for use with Foradil (eformoterol) capsules. The buttons on the side are used to pierce the capsule inside the chamber.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017.1.34

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Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 4 x 2 cm

Description

"Aerolizer" type inhaler for use with Foradil (eformoterol) capsules. The buttons on the side are used to pierce the capsule inside the chamber.

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Title

Aereobec Autohaler

Description

"Autohaler" metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing a placebo canister. In original cardboard box.

Date

c. 1992

Identifier

2017/1.20

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box: 10 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

"Autohaler" metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing a placebo canister. In original cardboard box.

2017.1.14_turbohaler_1.jpg

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Title

Turbohaler

Description

Placebo "Turbohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI)

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2017/1.14

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Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Placebo "Turbohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI)

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Title

Dry powder inhaler

Description

Brown DPI preventer inhaler, simlar to a Turbohaler

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.12

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Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Brown DPI preventer inhaler, simlar to a Turbohaler

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Title

Turbohaler

Description

Placebo Formoterol "Turbohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI)

Date

c. 2000

Identifier

2017/1.13

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Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Placebo Formoterol "Turbohaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI)

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Title

Atrovent Forte inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing ipratopium bromide. In cardboard box with "Physician's Sample" sticker and instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1992

Identifier

2017/1.17

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Physical Dimensions

box: 8.2 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing ipratopium bromide. In cardboard box with "Physician's Sample" sticker and instruction leaflet.

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Title

NebuChamber fish attachment

Description

Rubber fish-shaped attachment for children using the NebuChamber inhaler spacer. In original plastic packaging with instructions leaflet.

Date

c. 2002

Identifier

2017/1.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

packaging: 23 x 11.5 x 8 cm

Description

Rubber fish-shaped attachment for children using the NebuChamber inhaler spacer. In original plastic packaging with instructions leaflet.

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Title

Spacer for asthma inhaler

Description

Transparent plastic 2-part spacer for use with metered-dose inhalers

Date

c. 1980s

Identifier

2017/1.4

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Physical Dimensions

23 x 9 x 9 cm

Description

Transparent plastic 2-part spacer for use with metered-dose inhalers

2017.1.41_exirel_2.jpg

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Title

Exirel inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing Exirel (200 mcg) pirbuterol acetate. In a cardboard box marked "Physician's sample", with instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1986

Identifier

2017.1.41

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Physical Dimensions

box: 10.7 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing Exirel (200 mcg) pirbuterol acetate. In a cardboard box marked "Physician's sample", with instruction leaflet.

2017.1.33_duovent_2.jpg

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Duovent inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing fenoterol hydrobromide with ipratropium bromide. In a cardboard box with "Physician's sample" sticker and instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1990

Identifier

2017.1.33

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

box: 8 x 5.5 x 3 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing fenoterol hydrobromide with ipratropium bromide. In a cardboard box with "Physician's sample" sticker and instruction leaflet.

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Ventodisk blister packs

Description

Cardboard box containing 14 Ventodisk blister packs, each with 8x400 microgram doses of Salbutamol BP. For use with a Ventolin Diskhaler.

Date

c. 1990

Identifier

2017.1.22

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Physical Dimensions

box: 7 x 5.8 x 5.8 cm

Description

Cardboard box containing 14 Ventodisk blister packs, each with 8x400 microgram doses of Salbutamol BP. For use with a Ventolin Diskhaler.

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Title

Seretide 100 Accuhaler

Description

"Seretide 100 Accuhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) (100 mcg fluticasone propionate, 50 mcg salmeterol). Sample pack in cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 2003

Identifier

2017.1.21

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

box: 9 x 9 x 3.5 cm

Description

"Seretide 100 Accuhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) (100 mcg fluticasone propionate, 50 mcg salmeterol). Sample pack in cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

2017.1.36_exirel_1.jpg

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Title

Exirel capsules

Description

Bottle containing 15 mcg Exirel (pirbuterol hydrochloride) capsules. Bottle is marked "Physician's Sample".

Date

c. 1980s

Identifier

2017.1.36

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Physical Dimensions

3.4 x 2.9 x 5.5 cm

Description

Bottle containing 15 mcg Exirel (pirbuterol hydrochloride) capsules. Bottle is marked "Physician's Sample".

2017.1.27_theodur_2.jpg

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Title

Vitalograph pulmonary monitor

Description

Peak flow meter for measuring peak expiratory flow.

Date

c. 1980s

Identifier

2017/1.27

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Physical Dimensions

12.5 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm

Description

Peak flow meter for measuring peak expiratory flow.

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Title

Seretide 50 Evohaler

Description

"Seretide 50 Evohaler" metered-dose inhaler (MDI) (50 mcg fluticasone propionate, 25 mcg salmeterol). Sample pack in cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

Date

c.2001

Identifier

2017/1.26

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9.5 x 5 x 3 cm

Description

"Seretide 50 Evohaler" metered-dose inhaler (MDI) (50 mcg fluticasone propionate, 25 mcg salmeterol). Sample pack in cardboard box with instruction leaflet.

2017.1.35_ventolin_1.jpg

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Title

Ventolin Rotacaps

Description

Bottle containing 400mg Ventolin (salbutamol BP) capsules for use with the Ventolin Rotahaler.

Date

c.1988

Identifier

2017/1.35

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

5.7 x 5.3 x 6.3 cm

Description

Bottle containing 400mg Ventolin (salbutamol BP) capsules for use with the Ventolin Rotahaler.

2017.1.37_intal_1.jpg

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Title

Intal Spincap cartridges

Description

Bottle containing 20 mcg Intal (sodium cromoglycate BP) capsules for use with the Spinhaler.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.37

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

3.4 x 3.4 x 6.5 cm

Description

Bottle containing 20 mcg Intal (sodium cromoglycate BP) capsules for use with the Spinhaler.

2017.1.28_placebo_1.jpg

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Title

Placebo Accuhaler

Description

Demonstration model of an "Accuhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI).

Date

c. 1994

Identifier

2017/1.28

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 8.5 x 2 cm

Description

Demonstration model of an "Accuhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI).

2017.1.24_spinhaler_1.jpg

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Title

Spinhaler inhaler set

Description

Plastic box containing "Spinhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) and 2 bottles of dummy/placebo capsules. Instruction diagrams are printed on a label inside the box.

Date

c. 1980s

Identifier

2017/1.24

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Physical Dimensions

9 x 3 x 7.5 cm

Description

Plastic box containing "Spinhaler" dry powder inhaler (DPI) and 2 bottles of dummy/placebo capsules. Instruction diagrams are printed on a label inside the box.

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Title

AeroChamber inhaler spacer

Description

Plastic spacer for use with metered dose inhalers (MDI). Includes instruction leaflet.

Date

c. 1996

Identifier

2017/1.9

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Physical Dimensions

15 x 4.7 x 4.7 cm

Description

Plastic spacer for use with metered dose inhalers (MDI). Includes instruction leaflet.

2017-1.15_flixotide_2.jpg

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Title

Flixotide diskhaler

Description

Flixotide diskhaler dry powder inhaler (DPI) with placebo blister pack

Date

c. 1994

Identifier

2017/1.15

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 5 x 1.7 cm

Description

Flixotide diskhaler dry powder inhaler (DPI) with placebo blister pack

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Title

Pulmicort inhaler

Description

Pulmicort (budesonide) inhaler set, including inhaler, spacer, aerosol canister, and instruction booklet.

Date

c. 1987

Identifier

2017/1.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

14 x 12 x 4 cm

Description

Pulmicort (budesonide) inhaler set, including inhaler, spacer, aerosol canister, and instruction booklet.

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Title

Bricanyl inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing terbutaline sulphate INN

Date

c. 1993

Identifier

2017/1.18

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing terbutaline sulphate INN

2017-1.16_qvar inhaler_1.jpg

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Title

Qvar 50 aerosol inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing Beclomethasone dipropionate

Date

c. 2002

Identifier

2017/1.16

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

8 x 5 x 2.5 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing Beclomethasone dipropionate

2017-1.19_salbutamol inhaler_3.jpg

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Title

Salbutamol inhaler

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing salbutamol sulphate

Date

c. 2001

Identifier

2017/1.19

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Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm

Description

Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) containing salbutamol sulphate

2019.5.46_mercury_1.jpg

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Title

Jar of mercurial ointment

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover, containing powder.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.46

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Physical Dimensions

4 cm tall; 5 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass jar with white leather cover, containing powder.

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Bottle of powder of jalap

Description

Square glass bottle with glass stopper, containing jalap powder.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.40

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Physical Dimensions

12 cm tall; 6 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Square glass bottle with glass stopper, containing jalap powder.

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Title

Bottle of spirit of lavender

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper

Date

19th century - 20th century

Identifier

2019/5.39

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Physical Dimensions

12 cm tall; 6 cm wide

Materials

Glass

Description

Glass bottle with glass stopper

2019.5.38_ipecacuanha_1.jpg

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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

2019.5.37_calomel_1.jpg

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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.

2019.5.36_strophanthus_1.jpg

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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

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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

2019.5.34_cinnamon_2.jpg

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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..

2019.5.33_menthol_1.jpg

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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:.

2019.5.31_james_1.jpg

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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.

2019.5.30_james_3.jpg

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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.

2019.5.28_zinc_1.jpg

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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.

2019.5.27_musk_1.jpg

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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.

2019.5.26_red_1.jpg

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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.

2019.5.25_tartar_1.jpg

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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.

2019.5.24_vitriol_1.jpg

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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.

2019_medicine chest_mortar_2.jpg

Details

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

2019_medicine chest_boric_2.jpg

Details

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.

2017-1.5_peak flow meter_2.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Peak flow meter

Description

Mini-Wright peak flow meter in original packaging with mouthpiece, plastic wallet and instruction leaflets.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.5

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

22 x 14 x 5 cm

Description

Mini-Wright peak flow meter in original packaging with mouthpiece, plastic wallet and instruction leaflets.

2017-1.10_ABLE inhaler spacer_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

ABLE inhaler spacer

Description

Plastic spacer for use with metered dose inhalers (MDI).

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.10

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

15 x 6.5 x 6 cm

Materials

Plastic, rubber.

Description

Plastic spacer for use with metered dose inhalers (MDI).

2017-1.11_Dry powder inhaler_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Dry powder inhaler

Description

Blue DPI reliever inhaler, simlar to a Turbohaler.

Date

c. 1990s

Identifier

2017/1.11

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Description

Blue DPI reliever inhaler, simlar to a Turbohaler.

2017-1.8_Becodisk inhaler_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Becodisk Inhaler

Description

Becodisk inhaler demonstration unit. Becotide (Beclomethasone Dipropionate BP) Diskhaler with spare placebo blister pack in plastic case.

Date

c. 1991

Identifier

2017/1.8

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

case: 16 x 8 x 3.5 cm

Description

Becodisk inhaler demonstration unit. Becotide (Beclomethasone Dipropionate BP) Diskhaler with spare placebo blister pack in plastic case.

2017-1.7_Ventodisk inhaler_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Ventodisk Inhaler

Description

Ventodisk inhaler demonstration unit. Ventolin (Salbutamol B.P.) Diskhaler with spare placebo blister pack in plastic case and wallet.

Date

c. 1991

Identifier

2017/1.7

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

case: 21 x 10 x 3.5 cm

Description

Ventodisk inhaler demonstration unit. Ventolin (Salbutamol B.P.) Diskhaler with spare placebo blister pack in plastic case and wallet.

2017-1.2_Rotahalers and cartridges_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Rotahalers and Cartridges

Description

Display set of 2 Ventolin and 2 Becotide Rotahaler asthma inhalers, with a bottle of placebo inhalation cartridges.

Date

c. 1975-1985

Identifier

2017/1.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

display mount: 22 x 12 x 4 cm

Description

Display set of 2 Ventolin and 2 Becotide Rotahaler asthma inhalers, with a bottle of placebo inhalation cartridges.

2019_medicine chest_turners cerate_2.jpg

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

2019_medicine chest_citrine_1.jpg

Details

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.

2019_medicine chest_yellow_basilicone_2.jpg

Details

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.

2019.5.15_calomel jalap_4.jpg

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.

2019_medicine chest_laudanum.jpg

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

2019_medicine chest_scales_1.jpg

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.

2019_medicine chest_magnes_2.jpg

Details

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.

2019_medicine chest_epsom salts.jpg

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.

2019_medicine chest_pale bark.jpg

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

2019_medicine chest_scales_2.jpg

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

2019_medicine chest_sulphite.jpg

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

2019_medicine chest_sulphite powder_4.jpg

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

2019.5.123_ipecac_1.jpg

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

HD_1241_smelling salts_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Aromatic Ammonia

Description

A small tin containing 8 ampoules of Vaporole (aromatic ammonia). Instuctions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label.

Identifier

HD/1241

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass, tin.

Description

A small tin containing 8 ampoules of Vaporole (aromatic ammonia). Instuctions for use as a smelling salt are detailed on the label.

2018-9.1_pethidine hydrochloride ampoules_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Pethidine Hydrochloride Ampoules

Description

Box containing 5 ampules of Pethidine Hydrochloride analgesic, manufactured by Roche

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2018/9.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

9 x 3 x 6.5 cm

Materials

Cardboard, glass.

Description

Box containing 5 ampules of Pethidine Hydrochloride analgesic, manufactured by Roche

2018-9.8_drop bottle_2.jpg

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.

2018-9.9_paraffin_1.jpg

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.

2018-9.10_pituitary extract_1.jpg

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

2018-9.7_chloroform bottle_3.jpg

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

2018-9.12_dettol bottle_2.jpg

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

2018-9.5_castor oil_2.jpg

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

2003.15.11_jalap_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.19_brass_scales_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.18_brass_weights.jpg

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.

2003.15.17_atorpin_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.16_peppermint_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.15_james_powder_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.14_gray_powder_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.13_calomel_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.12_ipecacuanha_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.10_blistering_plaister_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.9_roche_whooping_cough_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.8_potash_2.jpg

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.

2003.15.7_antimonial_wine_1.jpg

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.

2003.15.6_sal_volatile_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2003.15.5_paragoric_elixir_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2003.15.4_charity_oil_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2003.15.3_Gregorys_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2003.15.2_peruvian_bark_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2003.15.1_caster_oil_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2003.17.15_dover_powder_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2003.17.14_postassium_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2003.17.13_james_powder_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

2003.17.12_bark_1.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

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.

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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.

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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.

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Title

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.

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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.

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Title

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Title

Ethyl Chloride Bottle

Description

Ethyl chloride bottle, in cardboard box. Used as a local anaesthesia by spraying onto the skin surface until a frost was obtained. Used for quick induction of anaesthesia in children by spraying onto an open mask until c 1950.

Date

c. 1985

Identifier

1998/1.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 15 cm

Materials

Glass, metal, cardboard.

Description

Ethyl chloride bottle, in cardboard box. Used as a local anaesthesia by spraying onto the skin surface until a frost was obtained. Used for quick induction of anaesthesia in children by spraying onto an open mask until c 1950.

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Title

Hedley's Ethyl Chloride Bottle

Description

Hedley's ethyl chloride bottle, in cardboard box.

Date

c. 1930s-1950s

Identifier

2003/152

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 17.4 cm

Materials

Cardboard, cork, glass, metal.

Description

Hedley's ethyl chloride bottle, in cardboard box.

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Title

Gray's Anaesthetic Syringe

Description

Gray's anaesthetic syringe, with two sets of five needles, in metal case. Metal syringe with straight and curved adaptors for Schimmel's needles.

Date

c. 1930s-1950s

Identifier

1999/2.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16 cm (syringe); 16.6 cm (case)

Materials

Metal, glass, cotton wool.

Description

Gray's anaesthetic syringe, with two sets of five needles, in metal case. Metal syringe with straight and curved adaptors for Schimmel's needles.

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Title

Pill-Making Apparatus

Description

Pill making apparatus

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

Pill making apparatus

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Title

Ballantyne's Pipettes

Description

For holding various ophthalmological solutions. Consists of six open-ended pipettes of various colours retained in a metal stand, with glass domed cover. Used to allow the Ophthamologist to select topical drugs easily and safely, as the solutions were effectively colour coded.

Pipettes/dropper bottles: Six in number. The glass cylinders were uniform in diameter, with an ovel aperture (1.1cm x 0.85cm) in the glass wall, about mid length. This was covered by a rubber membrane, to give the user complete control of the solution delivery.

The pipettes are made of different coloured glass, to identify the contents easily and safely. It would seem that the colours identified the solutions as follows:
Purple = Atropine
Flint (clear) = Cocaine
Ruby = Eserine
Dark blue = Adrenaline
Green = Euphthalmine (eucatropine, a long-acting atropine)
Amber = Fluorescein

Metal stand: Consists of a square flat metal base, 10.28cm in size. Central metal column, 0.64cm in diameter and 17cm in height, ending in a lifting ring 3.1cm diameter. Two metal discs 8.25cm in diameter are incorporated into the central column 3.4cm apart, each with six disc cutouts 1.74cm in diameter, to retain the glass pipettes.

Chromium plated.

Glass dome, retained by four spring clips located on the stand base, is 18cm in height, by 9.5cm in diameter. Clear glass, 0.025cm thickness.

[Dr A J Ballantyne was a well known Glasgow Ophthalmologist, active between 1910 and 1945, being eventually appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at Glasgow University, and a senior Consultant at The Tennant Institute for Ophthalmology, in Glasgow.]

Date

1910-1930

Identifier

2007/4.1

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Pipettes/dropper bottles: 1.25-1.28cm in diameter, 10.5cm-10.8cm in length.
Metal base: 10.28cm
Central metal column: 0.64cm in diameter, 17cm in height.
Glass dome: 18cm in height, 9.5cm in diameter.

Materials

Glass, metal

Description

For holding various ophthalmological solutions. Consists of six open-ended pipettes of various colours retained in a metal stand, with glass domed cover. Used to allow the Ophthamologist to select topical drugs easily and safely, as the solutions were effectively colour coded.

Pipettes/dropper bottles: Six in number. The glass cylinders were uniform in diameter, with an ovel aperture (1.1cm x 0.85cm) in the glass wall, about mid length. This was covered by a rubber membrane, to give the user complete control of the solution delivery.

The pipettes are made of different coloured glass, to identify the contents easily and safely. It would seem that the colours identified the solutions as follows:
Purple = Atropine
Flint (clear) = Cocaine
Ruby = Eserine
Dark blue = Adrenaline
Green = Euphthalmine (eucatropine, a long-acting atropine)
Amber = Fluorescein

Metal stand: Consists of a square flat metal base, 10.28cm in size. Central metal column, 0.64cm in diameter and 17cm in height, ending in a lifting ring 3.1cm diameter. Two metal discs 8.25cm in diameter are incorporated into the central column 3.4cm apart, each with six disc cutouts 1.74cm in diameter, to retain the glass pipettes.

Chromium plated.

Glass dome, retained by four spring clips located on the stand base, is 18cm in height, by 9.5cm in diameter. Clear glass, 0.025cm thickness.

[Dr A J Ballantyne was a well known Glasgow Ophthalmologist, active between 1910 and 1945, being eventually appointed Professor of Ophthalmology at Glasgow University, and a senior Consultant at The Tennant Institute for Ophthalmology, in Glasgow.]

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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!

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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)

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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.


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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.

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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.

2003.157_glass bubbles 3.jpg

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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.

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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


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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.

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