The Science and Art of Medicine

     

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    Walnut homeopathic medicine chest, with bottles, late 19th century.

    Walnut homeopathic medicine chest, with 34 glass bottles, all labelled, and accompanying treatise on homeopathic medicine, 2nd half of the 19th century

     
    Pharmacy leech jar, English, 1830-1870.

    Pharmacy leech jar, marbled and gilt earthenware, perhaps Staffordshire, English, inscribed � Leeches�.

     
    Three Italian earthenware pharmacy jars, 1520-1580.

    Albarello vase, Italian from Deruta, 1539, buff and blue maiolica, used for pomegranate flowers (?)

     
    Dispensing pot, English, 1860-1885.

    Creamware dispensing pot, supplied by Beach and Barnicott, 1860 to 1885

     
    Pharmacy jar, Italian,1520-1560.

    Albarello vase, Italian, fine specimen from Deruta, 16th century buff and rich blue maiolica, used for mercury unguent

     
    Packet of healthy breakfast mixture, c 2005.

    A packet of healthy breakfast mixture, produced in accordance with Unani Tibb medical practices. Like many medical systems, Tibb states that everything eaten affects health. By eating the correct food for each personal temperament, the humours can b

     
    A medicine chest for cholera, English, 1849-1900.

    Medicine chest for cholera, by Godfrey and Cooke, English, 1849-1900

     
    Italian pharmacy jar, 1641.

    Albarello vase, Italian, from Rome or Deruta, 1641, polychrome maiolica, used for theriaca by the Jesuits

     
    Two pharmacy jars, 18th century.

    Italian pharmacy vase, 18th century polychrome maiolica made at Castelli, used for lily water

     

    A box containing a bottle of Masturin, a Unani Tibb herbal medicine used to treat menstrual problems. Unani Tibb medicines have been produced commercially for about 70 years in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.