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Glass bottle

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Object ID AAA2224.1
Description Glass bottle. Empty bottle originally labelled ‘Spirit Rect’. Spiritus Rectus. Most likely alcohol or an alcoholic solution used to dissolve other materia medica to make tinctures. I.e. in A dictionary of practical medicine, Volume 2, ‘Appendix of Formulae – Tinctura’, 1833, p. XXIV, we find a recipe for Spiritus Therebinthinatusm used in jaundice, requiring, amongst others, Spirit. Vini Rect. - spirit of wine (something similar is still used in another form in medicine today, namely rectified ethyl alcohol).
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Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials metal; glass
Measurements overall: 106 mm x 30 mm
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