Glass pharmacy jar for powdered quinine, Europe, 1601–1700

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Glass pharmacy jar for powdered quinine, Europe, 1601–1700. The painted label written in Latin indicates that this glass pharmacy jar contained powdered quinine. Quinine was used to reduce temperatures and as a pain reliever but was primarily a means to treat and prevent malaria. Drug jar. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: ycqazud9.

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