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ESS CORT CITR

ESS CORT CITR

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Description
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).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
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
ID Number
1991.0664.0310
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05459
collector/donor number
SAP 168
catalog number
1991.0664.0310
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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