Opium, Opii, and Ext: Opii

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Title

Opium, Opii, and Ext: Opii

Description

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 diluted opium. Opium, a narcotic drug derived from the poppy, was used in the treatment of sleeplessness, insanity, melancholia, and delirium tremens.

Identifier

ajg07_3

Citation

“Opium, Opii, and Ext: Opii,” Exhibits, accessed April 29, 2017, http://utswlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/154.