Apothecary jar of butyl chloral hydrate, circa 1930. Made by Duerdin & Sainsbury. Used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria. Butylchloral hydrate is a hypnotic and sedative. It is an example of pharmaceuticals used in a psychiatric hospital in Victoria, Australia.

Physical Description

Clear glass apothecary's jar has circular, concave base, straight sides, hemispherical shoulder, thick fairly short neck with thicker rim. Residues in jar.

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