Pure Castor Oil

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, as a demulcent in eye burns. Also used in hair tonics. [The Merck Index, Fifth Edition, 1940]
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1940s
Central Drug Company
Central Drug Company
Physical Description
castor oil (drug material)
yellow (overall color)
glass (overall material)
plastic (lid material)
paper (label material)
average spatial: 18.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 4 cm; 7 5/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 7 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 18.0975 cm x 6.6675 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States: Virginia, Wytheville
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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