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Antique Pharmacy

Antique Pharmacy

Pill Coater: After pills were rolled, they were placed on to the end of the needles and dipped to coat the pill.

Pill Coater: After pills were rolled, they were placed on to the end of the needles and dipped to coat the pill.

Bulk Compounding Scale

Bulk Compounding Scale

Tablet Press

Tablet Press

Philadelphia Henry Tromer Pharmacy Scale 1890 - 1910

Philadelphia Henry Tromer Pharmacy Scale 1890 - 1910

~~ "This late 19th century American wood and brass pill-rolling machine could produce 24 pills of one size at a time. The rolled pill mass, or pill pipe, was placed on the brass grooves, then the paddle-shaped portion was pressed down on top of the pipe and moved back and forth to form round pills."

~~ "This late 19th century American wood and brass pill-rolling machine could produce 24 pills of one size at a time. The rolled pill mass, or pill pipe, was placed on the brass grooves, then the paddle-shaped portion was pressed down on top of the pipe and moved back and forth to form round pills."

Family Traveling Medicine Kit Late 1800s

Family Traveling Medicine Kit Late 1800s

Cupping Set c. 1810 (Sinister name, right?) Bloodletting comprised a mainstay of medical therapy until the mid 19th century. This practice was guided by the belief that health derived from a balance of the four humors in the body (including blood). Healers focused upon restoring the system's equilibrium, usually by draining or purging the system of excess humors.

Cupping Set c. 1810 (Sinister name, right?) Bloodletting comprised a mainstay of medical therapy until the mid 19th century. This practice was guided by the belief that health derived from a balance of the four humors in the body (including blood). Healers focused upon restoring the system's equilibrium, usually by draining or purging the system of excess humors.

DOMESTIC ENEMA MACHINE: 1830s. It was once thought that squirting various liquids up your bottom would rejuvenate the body and even revive a flagging sex life. Today the same practice, now known as 'colonic irrigation' is once again fashionable among certain classes

DOMESTIC ENEMA MACHINE: 1830s. It was once thought that squirting various liquids up your bottom would rejuvenate the body and even revive a flagging sex life. Today the same practice, now known as 'colonic irrigation' is once again fashionable among certain classes

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