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Dispensing pot for Morton's Balsamic Pills, Italy, 1771-1830

 

Glossary:

Glossary: dispensing pot

pot used to contain ointments, medications, perfumes

Glossary: pharmacy

The preparation and medicinal dispensing of drugs.

Glossary: scrofula

A disease that leads to a swelling of the neck, and inflammations of the skin, bones and joints. It was once believed that the touch of a king could cure the disease, hence its alternative name: ‘King's Evil’.

Glossary: pulmonary tuberculosis

A deadly airborne disease which attacks the lungs.