This blown and molded square glass bottle has a narrow neck, a flared lip, and round glass stopper. it has a baked white enamel label surrounded by stylized blue vines with yellow ribbons. The label is marked ELIX APERIT CLAUD in black text. APERIT CLAUD means Open/Closed in Latin. Prescriptions indicate that this elixir contained Aqua foenicul or fennel water, and tincture Opii crocut. The elixir was used to help alleviate some of the symptoms, cramps, and excessive bleeding associated with menses.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Pharmacy


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Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0434Catalog Number: M-05583Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 295Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0434.011991.0664.0434.02

Object Name: bottleOther Terms: bottle; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17.2 cm x 6.7 cm x 6.8 cm; 6 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 11/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-68f8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993771

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