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Object ID 000312

Object Name Creta Praep. apothecary bottle

Object Desc Transparent glass bottle containing Creta Praeparata - Prepared Chalk. Precipitated Chalk, Carbonate Of Lime. Bottle is round with a fluted neck and decorative stopper.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000286

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Category Medical

Source CMY286

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

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Object Keywords apothecary bottles,drug stores,medicine,Creta Praep.,bottles,glassware,pharmacy,

Title Creta Praep.

Description Clear glass bottle containing Creta Praeparata - Prepared Chalk. -Derivation Prepared chalk is obtained by freeing chalk from such impurities as gritty and flinty substances and soluble saline matter, by elutriation, and afterward drying it. It is the only form in which chalk is used medicinally. -Medical Properties And Action Prepared chalk is antacid, absorbent and astringent. It diminishes the secretion of the mucous membrane, and at the same time acts as an antacid in correcting any acidity present. When internally administered for a considerable time, like magnesia, it accumulates in the bowels and forms intestinal concretions; hence an occasional aperient is necessary. -Therapeutic Uses Prepared chalk is an excellent antacid in diarrhoea from acidity, in acidity attending dyspepsia and gout, chronic bronchitis in advanced stages, rachitis, etc. Externally, it is employed in the treatment of ulcers, burns, excoriations and skin diseases.


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Height 10

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Width 3

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Circumference 0

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Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY286



Date FEB 18,2013

Summary poor

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes lid large part of glass. chalk residue on the inside. label Creta Praep. glass cracked and broken.


Date APR 3,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Second Floor Bathroom - automatic entry by admin