TINCT OPII SIMPL

Description
This square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck for pouring liquids. It is marked TINCT OPII SIMPL. Tinctures, mixtures of alcohol and herbs were popular forms of administering medications. Numerous opiate tincture recipes could be used to relieve a variety of ailments as antispasmodics, antidiarrhetics, pain relievers, cough suppressants, and as sedatives.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.4 cm; 3 9/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 2 1/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0243
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05391
collector/donor number
SAP 100
catalog number
1991.0664.0243
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
See more items in
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
Estes, J. Worth. Dictionary of Protopharmacology: Therapeutic Practices, 1700-1850

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