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Glass bottle

Polar Equipment and Relics

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Object ID AAA2224.20
Description Glass bottle. Larger 4 fl. oz. Bottle ‘Pulv. Greg.’ Broken, as a result the chest smells strongly of rhubarb. Gregory's powder, or Gregory's Stomachic Aperient Powder was a common cure in the nineteenth century. Savory, "A Companion to the Medcicine Chest", 1836, p.75 mentions: “The Powder known by the name of ‘Dr. Gregory’s Powder’ is composed of Turkey rhubarb, calcinated magnesia, and aromatics; and is found useful to persons of gouty and dyspeptic habits.”
Date made

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials metal; glass
Measurements overall: 103 mm x 50 mm
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