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Glass bottle

Polar Equipment and Relics

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Object ID AAA2224.11
Description Glass bottle labelled Scammon. Pulv.’ Pulvered root of Convolvulus Scammonia; a bindweed native to the countries of the eastern part of the Mediterranean basin, used as a purgative in the treatment of intestinal worms.
Date made

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