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The mahogany medicine chest contains boxes, bottles and tubes of medications to treat a number of conditions. The chest includes treatments to purge the body by vomiting, by sweating, as well as general purgatives. Other medications include pain relief, plus astringents and stimulants. The chest contains an inventory listing the medications. The chest also includes a set of scales, weights, a pill tile and a spatula. The set was probably used in the home or by a chemist or apothecary.

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STUNNING APOTHECARY PHARMACY DRUGSTORE SHOW GLOBE ....When I was little, I would love to look at all these coloured bottles in the chemist shop...red, blue ,green, purple, orange...loved them !

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I love seeing the huge changes from then and now. And I agree, though the vast majority of our pharmaceutical agents are plant derivatives, synthetic and biological products are rapidly gaining ground on the world of botanical medicine. It is not a surprise that most physicians in times past were botanists.

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Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566 This magnificent and unique medicine chest was made for Vincenzo Giustiniani (d. 1570), the last Genoese governor of the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea. He ruled Chios from 1562 until the Turks expelled the Genoese in 1566 after an occupation of some two hundred years. On a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of Chios – a black eagle above a three-towered castle. The chest contains 126 bottles and pots for drugs ...

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Details about Halloween steampunk apothecary label stickers set of 15 scrapbooking crafts

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