The Museum of Medicine and Health : Pill Roller

The Museum of Medicine and Health

<p style='text-align: justify;'>A pill roller was a common piece of 19th century equipment used by pharmacists to make pills of a uniform size and shape. The medication was mixed into a thick paste and rolled into a long, thin ’worm’, which was then placed across the base of the equipment and cut into several small pieces, or pills, by the sliding handle.</p>

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