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Opium, Opii, and Ext: Opii

All of these names were used on drug jars to denote that a particular jar contained opium. Some of the drug jars held opium extracts, while one held…

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Ung: Tuthia (Tutty Ointment)

U or Ung is an abbreviation of unguentum (ointment). Tutty was crude zinc oxide; tutty eye ointment was made from zinc oxide and other ingredients.…

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Spermaceti was a cooling ointment used to treat excoriations of the skin. It was also often used to soften and heal chapped skin. Spermaceti was…

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