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The inscription on this drug jar, “Salten”, may be an Italian version of the German word zelten, meaning “protective plaster”. The jar was bequeathed to the Wellcome collections by the British laryngologist Sir St Clair Thomson (1856-1943). It is shown here with three other drug jars (A42538, A636311 and A636312).

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Glossary: drug jar

A (usually earthenware) container designed to hold apothecaries' ointments and dry drugs.

Glossary: pharmacy

The preparation and medicinal dispensing of drugs.