This blown and molded bottle is marked ESS CORT CITR, and would have contained the Essence of Cortex Citron, or the essence of citron bark. The rind of the citrus fruit Citrus Medica would have been steeped in alcohol to create a solution that would have been prescribed as an aromatic stomachic, cooling antiseptic, or antiemetic (to relieve vomiting and nausea).

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: 1991.0664.0310Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05459Collector/Donor Number: SAP 168Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0310

Object Name: bottleOther Terms: bottle; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13.3 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm; 5 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_993832

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