NITRUM ANTIMON

Description
This blown and molded square shaped bottle is marked in red and black "NITRUM ANTIMON". In the Dictionary of Protopharmacology by J. Worth Estes notes, that Nitrum Antimony is the same as Antamonium Calcinatum, a weak diaphoretic to increase perspiration, and an emetic to induce vomiting.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.1 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm; 4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0333
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0333
subject
Pharmacy
Art
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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