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Glass bottle

Polar Equipment and Relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2224.2
Description Glass bottle labelled ‘Ipecac. R. Pulv’. Cyriax noted it contained 10 dr. Pulvered root of Ipecacuanha (a Brazilian root). Used as emetic (to induce vomiting) when somebody had eaten too much or had been posioned. Was also used in typhoid fever. Ipecac syrup is still available in the USA, both as a nonprescription product and as an FDA-approved prescription product.
Date made

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials glass; pulvered root of Ipecacuanha; metal
Measurements overall: 106 mm x 30 mm
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