Unlabelled

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Title

Unlabelled

Description

This bottle probably contained a substance called ‘Gregory’s Powder’ as evidenced by the pinkish hue of the surviving powder. The powder was named after its inventor Dr James Gregory, a physician in Edinburgh and was used as a laxative. It consisted of a combination of rhubarb, ginger and magnesia.

Date

19th century

Archive Reference

OBJ/OBJ/3/5

Collection

Citation

“Unlabelled,” RCPE Artefacts, accessed October 20, 2019, http://artefacts.rcpe.ac.uk/items/show/680.