Digitalis, U.S.P Reference Standard

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a cardiac stimulant, indirect diuretic. For use in heart failure and in edema due to cardiac impairment. [The Merck Index, 5th Edition, 1940]
Currently not on view
Object Name
pharmaceutical, ampule of
date made
United States Pharmacopeia Convention
Physical Description
powdered digitalis leaf, 3.1 gm. (overall active ingredeints)
white (overall color)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
average spatial: 9.1 cm x 1.6 cm; 3 9/16 in x 5/8 in
overall: 3 5/8 in x 3/4 in; 9.2075 cm x 1.905 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Rockville
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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