Materia medica medicine chest (unknown owner)

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Title

Materia medica medicine chest (unknown owner)

Description

This item consists of:

- Two matching medicine chests. These two chests each consist of a chest of drawers and a wooden cabinet placed on top the chest of drawers. These were possibly part of the materia medica display held in the College during the nineteenth century.

- Three volumes which record the medicines contained in the chests.

- A wooden tray with apertures designed for carrying glass medicine bottles.

- Medicine bottles and boxes (all of which still contain original contents). These consist of: 31 unlabelled bottles, 59 labelled bottles, 1 unlabelled box, 126 labelled boxes.

The labelled bottles are:
No. 78 - [Section of volume noting contents of this bottle is missing]
No. 90 - Acidum Arseniosum
No. 100 - Ammoniae Bromidum
No. 101 - Antimonium Tartaricum
No. 104 - Argenti Nitrus Oxydum
No. 106 (2 bottles) - Bismutti Sub.
No. 109 (3 bottles) - Camphora
No. 113 - Colchici Semina
No. 115 - Elaterium
No. 116 - Ferri Arsenicas
No. 117 (3 bottles) - Ferri Carbonas Sacharata
No. 118 (2 bottles) - Ferri et Ammon: Citras
No. 119 - Ferri et Lumcae Citras
No. 122 - Ferri Sulphas
No. 125 - Hydrarg: Jodi: Viridide
No. 126 - Hydrarg: Jodi: Rubrum
No. 127 - Hydrarg: Jodi: Oxydum
No. 128 - Hydrarg. Perchloridum
No. 129 - Hydrarg. Subchloridum
No. 134 - Lithiae Carbonas
No. 136 - Magnesia
No. 138 - Magnesia Carbonas
No. 140 - Urphiae Hydrochloras
No. 142 (2 bottles) - Plumbi Acetas
No. 144 - Plumbi Jodidum
No. 146 - Potassa Sulphuatae
No. 149 - Potassa Chloras
No. 150 - Potassa Nitras
No. 151 - Potassa Permanganas
No. 154 - Potassa Tartras Acida
No. 155 - Potassii Bromidum
No. 157 - Lumcae Sulphas
No. 158 - Santorinum
No. 159 - Soda Tartarata
No. 160 - Soda Arsenias
No. 162 - Soda Carbonas
No. 163 - Soda Phosphas
No. 165 - Strychmia
No. 166 - Sulphur Jodidum
No. 167 - Zinci Acitas
No. 168 - Zinci Carbonas
No. 170 - Zinci Sulphas
No. 171 - Zinci Valerianas
No. 172 (2 bottles) - Jalapa Pulvis
No. 173 - Acid Oxalic
No. 176 (2 bottles) - Dorers Powder

The labelled boxes are:

No. 1 - Acaciae Gummi
No. 2 - Acouiti Folia
No. 3 - Aconite Radex
No. 4 (3 bottles) - Aloe Barbadensis
No. 5 (3 bottles) - Aloe Socotrina
No. 6 (2 bottles) - Alumen
No. 7 - Ammoniacum
No. 8 - Ammonii Chloridum
No. 10 - Anthemides Floris
No. 11 - Arnica Radex
No. 12 - Bellae Fructas
No. 13 - Belladonna Radix
No. 14 - Belladonna Folia
No. 15 - Borax
No. 16 - Buchu Folia
No. 17 (3 bottles) - Calumbra Radix
No. 18 - Cambugia
No. 19 - Canella Alba Cortex
No. 20 - Cantharis
No. 21 - Cardamomum
No. 22 - Carvi Fructas
No. 23 - Caryophylleae
No. 24 - Catechic Pallidum
No. 25 - Cetaceum
No. 26 - Cetraria
No. 27 - Chirata
No. 28 - Cinchona [Harabortex]
No. 29 - Cinchona [Pallidabortex]
No. 30 - Cinchona [Rubrabortex]
No. 31 - Cinnamoni [Bortex]
No. 32 (3 bottles) - Colchici Cormus
No. 33 (3 bottles) - Colocynthidis Palpa
No. 34 - Conii Folia
No. 35 - Conii Fructas
No. 36 - Crocus
No. 37 - Cubeba
No. 38 - Cusparia Cortex
No. 39 - Cusso
No. 40 (3 bottles) - Digitalis Folia
No. 41 - Dulcamara
No. 42 (3 bottles) - Ergota
No. 43 - Felix Mas
No. 44 - Galbanum
No. 45 - Galla
No. 46 (3 bottles) - Gentiana Radix
No. 47 - Glycyrhiza Radix
No. 48 - Granti Radicis Cortex
No. 49 - Guaicaci Lignum
No. 50 - Guaiaci Resina
No. 51 - Haematoxyli Lignum
No. 52 - Hyoscyami Folia
No. 53 (3 bottles) - Ipecacuanha
No. 54 (3 bottles) - Jalapa
No. 55 (3 bottles) - Kino
No. 56 - Krameria Radix
No. 57 - Lobelia
No. 58 - Lapulus
No. 59 - Magnesia Sulphas
No. 60 - Manna
No. 61 - Mastichi
No. 62 - Matica Folia
No. 63 (3 bottles) - Nux Vomica
No. 64 (3 bottles) - Opium
No. 65 - Pareirae Radix
No. 66 - Papareris Capsula
No. 67 (3 bottles) - Physostigmatis Faba
No. 68 - Piper Nigrum
No. 69 - Pix Burgundica
No. 70 - Podophylli Radix
No. 71 (3 bottles) - Quassia Lignum
No. 72 - Quercus Cortex
No. 73 (2 bottles) - Rhei Radix
No. 74 - Sabrina Cacumina
No. 75 - Santonica
No. 76 - Sarzae Radix
No. 77 [no description of this item in volume]
No. 78 - Scammoniae Radix
No. 79 (3 bottles) - Scammoniae [Resmia]
No. 80 (3 bottles) - Scammonium
No. 81 (3 bottles) - Scilla
No. 82 - Senega Radix
No. 83 - Senna Alexandrina
No. 84 - Serpentariae Radix
No. 85 - Sinapis
No. 86 - Sulphur Precipitatum
No. 87 - Sulphur Sublimatum
No. 88 - Taraxaci Radex
No. 89 - Zingiber

The tray, volumes and medicines are now stored separately from the medicine chest.

Date

19th century

Archive Reference

OBJ/OBJ/3/6

Citation

“Materia medica medicine chest (unknown owner),” RCPE Artefacts, accessed October 20, 2019, http://artefacts.rcpe.ac.uk/items/show/52.