Apothecary jar


Title
Apothecary jar
Description
Milk glass jars such as this one were once used to store ointments. The glass label on the front of the jar reads “Ung. Aq. Rosae,” which is abbreviated Latin for “Ointment of Rose Water.” An ointment is a fatty preparation that is applied to the skin and rubbed in. According to The Dispensatory of the United States of America, published in 1918, rose water ointment was made of rose water, white beeswax, purified borax, almond oil, and rose oil. It was used to treat irritated skin, such as chapped hands and lips. Ointment of rose water has a long history of use and was once known as “Galen’s Cerate.”
Original Format
medical equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Country Doctor Museum
Subject(s)
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
Rights
This item has been made available by The Country Doctor Museum for use in research, teaching, and private study. Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. For information regarding reproduction, please contact The Country Doctor Museum at hslcdm@ecu.edu;
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