Pharmacy: Shop Furniture : Bulk containers for herbs, powders and liquids
Object ID Number:
PH110
Object Name:
Bottles
Type:
Shop Furniture
Manufactured from:
1900
Manufactured to:
1920
Description / History:
This collection contains six, small amber bottles. Each bottle comes with its own unique label that has a printed name of the contents that were once in the bottle and is complete with a gold and red border and gold design. All the bottles are empty. Below is a brief description about each bottle and the contents that were once in it.

Bottle A: Bottle A contains a label reading "CAMPH," the abbreviation for camphor. Camphor has been used in multiple ways to treat a variety of illnesses. It was originally used to treat swelling, inflammation, and sprains by applying directly to the skin. Throughout the 18th century camphor was combined with opium to create a paregoric, an antidiarrheal medicine. In the mid–1800s, camphor was used to successfully treat an outbreak of cholera in Naples. Today, camphor is used to relieve pain and itching through direct application to skin by stimulating nerve endings. It is also used as an active ingredient against fungus in toenails.

Bottle B: Bottle B has a label which reads "Acid. Boric," standing for boric acid. Boric acid was originally used as an antiseptic. Today it is used as an active ingredient in treating yeast infections, athlete's foot, and acne.

Bottle C: Bottle C has a label reading "Bism. Subit," also known as Bismuth subnitrate. Bismuth subnitrate was originally used as an antiseptic. Today it is often used in many antibiotics.

Bottle D: Bottle D has a label which reads "Resorcin," known as resorcinol. Resorcinol was originally used an antiseptic and disinfectant. Today, it is also used in acne medicine, ointments treating skin diseases such as eczema, and in anti–dandruff shampoo.

Bottle E: Bottle E has a label reading "Sod. Brom," or sodium bromide. Sodium bromide was used as a sedative to treat headaches and seizures. Today it is no longer used for humans because newer medicines have been developed, however it is still often used in cats and dogs as an anticonvulsant.

Bottle F: Bottle F's label reads "Sod. Bicarb," an abbreviation for Sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate is used to reduce stomach acid for shirt–term relief.
Dimensions:
H–5 W–1.75 L–1.75 inches
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