This blown-glass jar has a wide mouth and is covered with leather secured at the neck with string. The shield-shaped label is outlined in brown and is marked SAL3SE REPL in alternating red and black letters. The jar contained Saccharum Saturn, sugar of lead which was prescribed as an astringent or antidiaphoretic.

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: 1991.0664.0446Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05595Collector/Donor Number: SAP 307Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0446

Object Name: jar

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5.5 cm x 4.7 cm; 2 3/16 in x 1 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_993792

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