TINCT OPII CROCAT

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck for pouring liquids. The baked enamel label is marked TINCT OPII CROCAT
Tinctures, a mixture of alcohol and herbs, were a popular form of administering medications. Numerous opiate tincture recipes could be used to relieve a variety of ailments. The tincture could be used as an antispasmodic, antidiarrhetic, a pain reliever, a cough suppressant, and a sedative.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.5 cm x 5.3 cm x 5.3 cm; 4 1/8 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0241
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05389
collector/donor number
SAP 98
catalog number
1991.0664.0241
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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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