Portable domestic medical cabinet, S Maw, c1850 to 1860

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Title

Portable domestic medical cabinet, S Maw, c1850 to 1860

Creator

Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967

Source

Father Edward Leo Hayes Collection, UQFL2, Realia, item 57

Date

01-02-1850

Contributor

Photograph by Andrew Yeo

Rights

For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library. Email fryer@library.uq.edu.au.

Format

Medicine chest : wood, 16 x 19 x 21 cm; various parts

Type

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Additional notes

Portable medicine chest, by S Maw, London, Wooden chest, with hinged lid on top. Embossed on red velvet ‘S. MAW’S / PORTABLE / DOMESTIC CABINET’. Contains 18 glass bottles, some labelled, and a booklet ‘The guidebook : government medicine chest : merchant seaman : by a physician’. S. Maw was a London based medical instrument manufacturer. The portable medicine chests were traditionally used by travelling doctors who served in the military, worked on ships, railways and factories. The chests became popular in families, for treating illness at home. (Information from Science Museum Group. (n.d.) S Maw. Retrieved from http://collectionsonline.nmsi.ac.uk/detail.php?t=people&type=exact&f=&s=S+MAW&record=3; Dull, Katherine. (n.d.). The Treasure of the Medicine Chest. Retrieved from https://hsl.lib.unc.edu/sites/default/files/audio/medicine-chest.pdf)

Citation

Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967, “Portable domestic medical cabinet, S Maw, c1850 to 1860,” accessed June 27, 2019, https://uqlibraryonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/870.

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