Bottle, Gentian Violet; U.F.S. Dispensary, Wyndham; 1930-1940; WY.0000.475
Bottle, Gentian VioletAbout this object
This is a bottle of Gentian Violet solution, bottled by the U.F.S. Dispensary in Wyndham.
What is gentian violet?
Gentian violet is an antiseptic dye that has been in use since 1890. It is not made from gentian or violet flowers, the name being only due to its colour.
Gentian violet has antifungal and antibacterial properties and has traditionally been used as a topical treatment for a variety of dermatological conditions. It was frequently recommended as a treatment for nappy rash. However, there is little clinical trial evidence to support its effectiveness, and in many countries gentian violet is no longer available.
This bottle is part of a large collection of chemist's equipment which came from the old Wyndham pharmacy in Balaclava Street. This was the United Friendly Society Dispensary, known as the UFS.
inorganic, processed material, glass
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, bark, cork
Printed on label, 'GENTIAN VIOLET'
Embossed on bottle: 'NOT TO BE TAKEN'
h 125 mm x w 45 mm x d 23 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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