Laudanum~perhaps not the most permissible of medications in Victorian England. Laudanum was also known as Tincture of Opium, then legal, and was used to treat various ailments from headaches to bouts of coughing. Laudanum generally contained ten percent of powdered Opium. Makes you wonder how anything got done in the Era! (Information paraphrased from Wikipedia.com)
This magnificent and unique medicine chest was made for vincenzo giustiniani, the last genoese governor of the island of chios in the eastern aegean sea, in the 1560s. on a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. the chest contains 126 bottles and pots for drugs, some of which still have their original content.