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Object Name Mold, Pill
Catalog Number 0985.13.00641
Description This pill mold is made of brass and is double faced with a hinged rectangle that has ten slots (open on one end and closed on the other), and two wooden handles.
Material Metal/Brass/Wood
Dimensions W-4 L-11.25 inches
Owned W. A. Strother
Made W.A. Strother
Provenance A mold made from old pieces of brass by W. A. Strother and used by him as a chemist in manufacture of nitrate of silver for CSA government use.

Silver nitrate was used in various medical treatments; sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and syphillis were most common, but it was also used to treat diarrhea.
People Strother, W. A.
Subjects Medical aspects of war
Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medicines