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Parecoric bottle 1740 - 1800 Parecoric is tincture of Opium.

Paregoric bottle 1740 - 1800 Paregoric is camphorated tincture of opium. I can remember that when I was a kid in the we had a bottle of this, high up in the cabinet. It smelled awful.

Morphine bottle from about 1880. Morphine, an opium…..U.S. National Library of MedicineMary McDale

Rx: Morphine National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Smithsonian Institution

Antique Vintage Witch Hazel Leaves Sharp & by HanksVintageFinds, $10.00

Antique Vintage Witch Hazel Leaves Sharp & Dohme Baltimore 23% Alcohol Vintage Bottle

laudanum for pain, blue vitriol for running sores

Laudanum for pain, blue vitriol for running sores! Laudanum or paregoric elixir was a syrup made with opium. A few drops in a glass of water sent one to heaven. As to vitriol, it's more commonly known as sulfuric acid.

"Vino de opio" (1812). Del botiquín del Duque de Kent. De los farmacéuticos  Savory y Moore

Opium wine -- from the medicine chest of the Duke of Kent, 1812 Photo: VA museum

And I'm putting cookies in it, so there! Early Medical Old Medicine Porcelain Opium Jar Pharmacy Apothecary. I am always on the lookout for Antique apothecary items.

Civil War apothecary case... not in period but sooo cool!

This page of Medical Antiques shows a variety of antique apothecary cabinets and drug kits.

1920's bottle of Clove Oil by Fritzche Brothers ltd in Toronto, Ontario for treating Dental ailments #vintage #clove

bottle of Clove Oil by Fritzche Brothers ltd in Toronto, Ontario for treating Dental ailments.

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Laudanum is an alcoholic tincture of opium, sometimes sweetened with sugar and also called wine of opium. The century was marked by the widespread use of laudanum as it was cheaper than a bottle of wine as it was not taxed as an alcoholic beverage.

A WHITE OVERLAY PINK GLASS ‘SILKWORMS’ SNUFF BOTTLE YANGZHOU SCHOOL, QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY

A WHITE OVERLAY PINK GLASS ‘SILKWORMS’ SNUFF BOTTLE YANGZHOU SCHOOL, QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY

Art Nouveau Pewter and Glass vase by WMF ca.1905

View 1 of 3 - WMF polished pewter vase with art nouveau figural maiden decoration and original glass liner, Germany, 1906

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