FERR LACTIC

Description
This is a square–shaped blown and molded glass jar that has a round glass stopper. The white oval baked enamel label is marked FERR LACTIC. The jar would have contained Ferrous Lactate, also known as Iron Lactate.
Iron lactate was used as an astringent, a tonic, and a styptic to stem blood loss from wounds. This jar is illustrated on page 30 of the Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.2 cm x 6.1 cm x 6.1 cm; 4 13/16 in x 2 13/32 in x 2 13/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0436
catalog number
M-05585
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 297
catalog number
1991.0664.0436.01
1991.0664.0436.02
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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