PLEURTTIC M

Description
This turned wooden conical drug jar and lid has remnants of red paint and is decorated with a brown cartouche. The cartouche is painted white in the interior and is marked with a symbol for antimony and the text “PLEURITIC M.” Pleurisy root was used as an antispasmodic, diaphoretic, expectorant, and tonic. The jar contains sixty very thin wooden picks, pointed at each end. It is unlikely that the sticks were original to the jar, and their use is unknown.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.6 cm x 7.6 cm; 5 11/32 in x 3 in
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 in; 13.97 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
Deutschland
ID Number
1991.0664.0883
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06093
1991.0664.0883.01
1991.0664.0883.02
collector/donor number
SAP 805
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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