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Albarello drug jar for Soap Plaster, Italy, 1701-1800

 

Glossary:

Glossary: drug jar

A (usually earthenware) container designed to hold apothecaries' ointments and dry drugs.

Glossary: pharmacy

The preparation and medicinal dispensing of drugs.

Glossary: gout

A disease with painful inflammation of the joints caused by deposits of uric acid salts. It results in acute arthritis and chronic destruction of the joints.

Glossary: poultice

A soft moist mass that is spread on cloth and applied over the skin to treat an aching or inflamed part of the body.