"GUMMI MYRRH" is a gum resin, and is also another name for starch. It was used in enemas to curb diarrhea, taken internally as an expectorant, or applied topically to elevate inflammation.
Pharmaceutical historian George Urdang attributes the containers 1991.0664.0760 through 1991.0664.0825 to the town of Hanau in the late 18th century based on the floral design surrounding the medallion and, the initials "HN" on the bottom of many of the jars in the series. However, in a letter to museum curators dated August 1983, the pharmaceutical historian Wolfgang-Hagen Hein wrote that the unmarked containers and those marked "FH" were made in Florsheim in the German state of Hesse twenty-three miles southwest of Hanau.
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