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SAL MIRABIL GLAUB

SAL MIRABIL GLAUB

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Description
This blown and molded drug jar is marked "SAL MIRABIL GLAUB", and known as "Mirabile Glauber's Salt" or Sodium Sulfate. Described by the German chemist Johan Rudolf Glauber (1604-1670), sodium sulfate was used in processing glass. As a medicinal it served as a laxative and stypic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.3 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.8 cm; 4 1/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0325
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 183
catalog number
1991.0664.0325
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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