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Pharmacy, mustard plaster

From the Collection of City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum) Joyce Park Jasper Road Ormond Victoria

Description
A paper packet that would have contained a cotton cloth impregnated with a mustard poultice used for the relief of pain in muscles.
Size
14cm x 14cm
Object Registration
01118
Keywords
pharmacy, pharmaceutical manufacturers, moorabbin, cheltenham, medical poultices, early settlers, mustard plaster, pennsylvania usa,
Historical information
A mustard plaster is a poultice of mustard seed powder spread inside a protective dressing and applied to the body to stimulate healing. It can be used to warm muscle tissues and to treat chronic aches and pains. For long a part of conventional medical treatment, and available in prepared versions in pharmacies, it fell from favour in the 20th century, and is now only used as a home remedy.
When Made
20thC
Made By
J-Elwood Lee Co. Ltd (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
on packet ; ONE / MUSTARD PLASTER / WET THOROUGHLY BEFORE APPLYING / S[READ ON / CLOTH / TRADE / JELCO / MARK / No. 127 - GUARANTEED BY / THE J-ELWOOD LEE CO. / UNDER THE FOOD AND / DRUGS ACT, JUNE 3J-ELWOOD LEE 0TH 1906 / MANUFACTURED BY / J-ELWOOD LEE CO. / MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS / CONCHOHOCKEN PA. U.S.A.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM