Summary

Blue apothecary bottle which had contained Kruse's magnesia used at a pharmacy in a mental health hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880. Bottle made: Felton Grimwade & Co. Used as a health supplement.

Physical Description

Apothecary's jar of a very light blue glass with oval base and rounded body. Short neck and rim top. Bottle is empty. Would have held milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide).

Significance

Example of pharmaceutical products used in Victorian mental health hospitals

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