SAL MIRABIL GLAUB

Description
This blown and molded drug jar is marked "SAL MIRABIL GLAUB", and known as "Mirabile Glauber's Salt" or Sodium Sulfate. Described by the German chemist Johan Rudolf Glauber (1604-1670), sodium sulfate was used in processing glass. As a medicinal it served as a laxative and stypic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.3 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.8 cm; 4 1/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0325
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 183
catalog number
1991.0664.0325
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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