Pharmacy Stock Bottle: P. Nux Vom. (Pulverized Nux Vomica)

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
The action and uses of nux vomica are identical in kind with those of strychnine [used for paralysis, as an ecbolic [labor inducer], prolapsus of the rectum, retention or incontinence of urine, sexual impotence, abortion, postpartum hemorrhage, saccharine diabetes, night-sweats in phthisis]. It may be mentioned in this place, however, that the action of nux vomica is too variable to render it eligible as a medicine. [The National Dispensatory, 5th Edition, 1896]
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Object Name
bottle, apothecary
bottle, pharmacy shelfware
date made
W. N. Walton
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
nux vomica (poison nut) (drug active ingredients)
overall: 5 5/8 in x 2 in; 14.2875 cm x 5.08 cm
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 in; 13.97 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Ida C. Williams in memory of Dr. Lawrence S. Williams

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