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Descriptor in English: Medicine Chests
Descriptor in Spanish: Botiquin
Descriptor in Portuguese: Caixas de Remédio
Descriptor in French: Armoires à pharmacie
Entry term(s): Chest, Medicine
Chests, Medicine
Medicine Chest
Tree number(s): E07.546
Scope note: Boxes in which physicians kept their drugs and other medications, medical instruments and supplies, manuals, etc. As a carrying case or convenient storage receptacle, or a kind of portable pharmacy, the medicine chest was indispensable to the itinerant physician. The chest was usually larger and sturdier than a doctor's kit or bag.
Annotation: do not confuse with the modern medicine cabinet: read MeSH definition; may be used for doctor's bags; often in hist contexts so check hist tags; DF: MED CHESTS
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
MI microbiology
PS parasitology
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
VI virology
History Note: 96
DeCS UI: 32694
Descriptor UI: D019026
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/08
Revision Date: 2004/07/28
Medicine Chests - Preferred
Concept UI M0028404
Scope note Boxes in which physicians kept their drugs and other medications, medical instruments and supplies, manuals, etc. As a carrying case or convenient storage receptacle, or a kind of portable pharmacy, the medicine chest was indispensable to the itinerant physician. The chest was usually larger and sturdier than a doctor's kit or bag.
Preferred term Medicine Chests
Entry term(s) Chest, Medicine
Chests, Medicine
Medicine Chest



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