Medicine chest, for cholera, after 1849, English
Cholera affects the small intestine and causes watery diarrhoea, vomiting and muscle cramps. This chest contains aromatic confection powder and chalk mixture powder to be taken together or with cinnamon water. Catechu, a vegetable extract, was recommended as a treatment for the worst attacks of cholera as it shrinks swellings, especially in the small intestine. The brown alcoholic mixture is taken with chalk mixture. The chest was sold by chemists Godfrey & Cooke, based in London.
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