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Apothecary Jar - Carbolic Acid, circa 1890 Reg. No: SH 850597
- Brown apothecary jar containing carbolic acid from pharmacy at mental health hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890. Carbolic acid (phenol) was used as an antibacterial disinfectant.
- Brown glass apothecary's jar has concave oval base, straight sides, rounded shoulders and shortish, narrow neck with protruding rim. Cork or stopper is missing. Has printed paper label - acid. carbol. - glued on side. Jar is empty.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||21.00 cm (Height), 9.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||antibiotics, pharmacy equipment, psychiatric hospitals, sterilisation equipment|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Pharmacy|
|Inscriptions:||ACID.CARBOL printed label glued on side of jar, with 1 in 2 handwritten on . FABRIC MARKET/TRADE MARKE embossed on base.|
|Manufacturer (Possible):||Fabric Market, circa 1890|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1890|
|References:||Martindale. The Extra pharmacopoeia. 26th ed. London Pharmaceutical Press. 1972.|