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Bottle of Dover's Powder, made by Dakin Brothers, Druggists

Date: c 1880
Dimensions:
Overall: 106 x 34 x 26mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Paper, glass, organic powder
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Bottle
Object No: 00006098
Place Manufactured:London

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    HistoryDover's Power was developed by Thomas Dover (1660 - 1742) as a medicine against cold and fever. It was a mixture of opium and ipecacuanha (the dried root of Cephaelis ipecacuanha, a plant from Brazil).

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