Humphrey's Ointment

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A soothing application to relieve itching, burning and soreness of: simple skin irritations, non-venomous insect bites, minor burns, scalds, cuts and bruises, chafing, prickly heat, windburn, sunburn, simple piles
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Humphreys Medicine Company
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
paper (container material)
green (packaging color)
white (packaging color)
black (packaging color)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
pyroligneous acid (drug active ingredients)
witch hazel extract (drug active ingredients)
oil of rosemary (drug active ingredients)
specially prepared base (drug active ingredients)
average spatial: 6 cm x 4.2 cm x 4.2 cm; 2 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in
average spatial: 5.8 cm x 4 cm; 2 5/16 in x 1 9/16 in
box: 2 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 4.1275 cm x 4.1275 cm
jar: 2 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 5.715 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Sidney Glaser
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