Předmět měsíce: leden 2019

Kuli-kabátek (Coolie-Coat), early 1980s Until mid-1980s,  during patient visits or while playing outside with children patients, Czechoslovak nurses wore “coolie-coats.” The shapeless box-cut and hard fabric called forth no enthusiasm and nurses preferred their own sweaters or coats. In addition, there was always a shortage of coolie-coats, as well as other parts of the nursing uniforms. […]

Object of the Month: December 2018

Bronchogom Throat Lozenges, Kalina Pharmacy, 1930s In the cold, wet winter months many of us suffer from upper respiratory infections. Cough lozenges, bonbons containing herbal extracts, menthol or eucalyptus oil, are not only tasty, but help expectoration and ease other symptoms of the cold. In the 19 and early 20 century, opiates were a common ingredient: […]