EMETIC

Description
This baked enamel label is marked, EMETIC", along with the alchemical symbol for Tartarus (Tartar). Emetic Tartar is the same as Antimonium Tartarisatum. It was used to induce vomiting because of poisoning, intoxication, and other conditions.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
ID Number
1991.0664.0199
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05347
1991.0664.0199.01
1991.0664.0199.02
collector/donor number
SAP 56
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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