Cantharides, Cerate


One of nine (9) specimens of official pharmaceutical preparations derived from animals donated by Sharp & Dohme in 1930 for the pharmacy exhibits. The museum provided the company with uniform, 4-ounce, flint-glass bottles for the display. Many of these specimens appear to duplicate material received from the company in 1929 (see accession 106945). These specimens replaced material from the 1920 “Modern Medicine -- Animal Products” exhibit. Objects in the pharmacy exhibits were often replaced with “fresh” preparations as specimens became depleted, discolored, or out-of-date.

Date Made: ca 1930

Maker: Sharp and Dohme

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Maryland, Baltimore

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Credit Line: Gift of Sharp and Dohme

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-02884Catalog Number: M-02884Accession Number: 111195

Object Name: pharmaceuticalOther Terms: Cantharides, Create; Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Liquid

Measurements: overall: 5 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 12.7 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_718393

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