ELIX PECTORAL WED

Description
This blown and molded bottle is marked ELIX PECTORAL WED, and would have contained Wedel’s Pectoral Elixir. Pectoral medicines were remedies for a variety of chest or lung illnesses that had antitussive or expectorant properties. Georg Wolfgang Wedel (1645–1721) was a German physician who composed several of his own medicinal solutions. Wedel’s Pectoral medicine consisted of benzoic acid, ground irises, sugar, fennel oil, and sulphur.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.3 cm x 6.7 cm x 6.7 cm; 5 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0312
catalog number
M-05461
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 170
catalog number
1991.0664.0312
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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