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Homeopathic Tincture of Chionanthus

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016022015
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with protruding cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numer ten on bottom; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
Accession Number
016022015
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat corners and rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending in a collar with protruding cork stopper stuck in closure; tan label on front of bottle; embossed numer ten on bottom; one quarter full of brown liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Luyties Homeopathic Pharmacal Company
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black, blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "LUYTIES TINCTURE // CHIONANTHUS // ALCOHOL 42% // Principal Indications: Jaundice, inflammatory // conditions of the liver and spleen; bilious, sick head- // aches. Dirty, sallow, yellowish skin. Clay-colored // stools, high colored urine, tenderness and pain in // region of liver. // Usual Dose: 5 drops of Luyties' Tincture of // Chionanthus in a little water, 3 times a day. // LUYTIES PHARMACAL COMPANY, ST. LOUIS, MO."; raised on bottom of bottle: "10".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor stains on label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
P. H. Mallen & Company. Dr. Jack Fincham.
HOMEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA
Chionanthus Virginicus: www.swsbm.com/ManualsOther/Chionanthus-Lloyd.PDF
"Family Business: Luyties Pharmacal Started in 1852", By William Flannery Of the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO): https://www.questia.com/newspaper/1P2-32893433/family-business-luyties-pharmacal-started-in-1852
Research Facts
This bottle is an example of a “French Square”. In the late 1860s, a pharmacist from Philadelphia, Thomas Wiegand recommended French Squares for the elegance of their shape, strength, and the “facility and economy of space with which they can be packed together.”
This type of bottle was manufactured until the 1920s. This bottle style was frequently made for homeopathic pharmacists like P. H. Mallen and Company, Chicago.
Dr. Herman Luyties started Luyties Pharmacal Co. in 1853 based in St. Louis. The company specializes in homeopathic drugs, based on the principle of "like cures like".
Chionanthus Virginica, commonly known as the Fringe Tree, is commonly found in the American South, principally Georgia and Tennessee. It is a white flowering tree, the name coming from the Greek words for snow (chion) and flower (anthus). It was originally used for fevers, but became used more for jaundice and similar problems as more effective fever remedies took its place. The part of the tree used in medicine is the inner bark of the root.
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