Homeopathic medicine chest, London, 1880-1910

Made:
1880-1910 in London
maker:
Leath and Ross Limited

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Small rectangular homeopathic medicine case containing 12 labelled phials of homeopathic preparations, case covered in black leatherette, made by Leath and Ross, London, with a book by Dr. Laurie "Homeopathic Guide for family use", published in London, 1880-1910

Twelve labelled glass bottles and a book on homeopathic medicine are contained in this homeopathic medicine chest. The book is entitled ‘Homeopathic Guide for family use’. It was published in 1854 by Dr Laurie. The chest was made by chemists Leath and Ross of London. The chest and its contents were for home use.

Dr Frederick Quin brought homeopathy to Britain in 1830. He established the London Homeopathic Hospital in 1849. There were over 80 homeopathic practitioners in London by about 1870. There was friction with the traditional medical establishment. However, pharmacists quickly exploited interest in the new remedies.

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Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A154789
Materials:
leatherette, silk, velvet, wood
Measurements:
overall (closed): 32 mm x 120 mm x 89 mm, .156 kg
book: 12 mm x 76 mm x 109 mm,
overall (open): 104 mm x 120 mm x 179 mm,
type:
homeopathic medicine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • case furniture
  • chest
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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