This blown and molded glass jar has a baked enamel label marked, TR THEBUIC. The jar would have contained tincture of thebaica. The tincture was made by letting opium steep in two pints of alcohol. The resulting tincture was used as a sedative, a narcotic, an antitussive, or an antidiarrheal.

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: 1991.0664.0462Catalog Number: M-05611Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 323Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0462

Object Name: bottle

Measurements: overall: 10.7 cm x 5.6 cm x 5.5 cm; 4 7/32 in x 2 7/32 in x 2 5/32 in


Record Id: nmah_993855

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