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ELIX UTERIN CR

ELIX UTERIN CR

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Description
This blown and molded square-shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and flared lip. It has a baked white enamel label surrounded by a gold and brown escutcheon with a crown at the top. The label is marked ELIX UTERIN CR in black, with the first initial of each word in red. The bottle would have contained an elixir of uterinum, a compound of sabin, leaves from the Juniper bush grown in Europe, castor, and myrrh which was used to stimulate menses.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.2 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm; 4 7/16 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0453
catalog number
M-05602
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 314
catalog number
1991.0664.0453
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
Women's Health
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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