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Cholera Tincture, prepared expressly for the Indian climate, made by Dakin Brothers, Druggists

Date: c 1880
Overall: 111 x 45 x 44mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Paper, glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Bottle
Object No: 00006104
Place Manufactured:London

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    Bottle of Cholera Tincture made by Dakin Brothers, Druggists, in the late 19th century. Original paper label reading 'Cholera Tincture. Prepared expressly for the Indian climate. This medicine has been found of great value in India, for the cure of cholera, diarrhoea, dysentry, &c. A few doses taken as directed when the choleraic symptons first show themselves, seldom fail to remove them. Should the purging continue, and the patient begin to suffer from cramp, spasms &c., It must be administered every half hour, or every hour, as the state of the case may require, and the cholera tincture will be found one of the most successful medicines for restoring the sufferer to health again. Dose for an adult - 60 drops or a teaspoonful in a wine-glassful of water. Dose for a child 12 years old 30 drops or half a teaspoonful. Dose for a child 6 years old 20 drops dose for a child 2 years old 10 drops repeated every half hour, or every hour, as the case may require prepared by Dakin Brothers, Wholesale and Export Druggists 2 & 3, Cree Church Lane, Leadenhall St., London'.
    HistoryA tincture is typically an alcoholic extract of plant or animal material or solution of such or of a low volatility substance (such as iodine and mercurochrome).
    Dakin Brothers were wholesale and export druggists whose premises in Middlesex Street were bought by Wrights the soap manufacturer in the 1930's.
    This cholera tincture was part of an apothecary's chest which was used by a passenger on the voyage to Australia probably during the 1880s.

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