Silver medicine spoon, 18th or 19th century.

Silver medicine spoon, 18th or 19th century.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

This type of spoon was designed to prevent spillage when giving medicine to children and the mentally ill who may refuse to swallow, so as to ensure the contents went down the patient's throat.

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