|Object Name||Mold, Pill|
|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.|
|Dimensions||W-4 L-11.25 inches|
|Owned||W. A. Strother|
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.
Strother, W. A.
Medical aspects of war
Medical equipment & supplies