Penick's Powdered Digitalis U.S.P. (Digitalis Pulverata)

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, Fifth Edition, 1940]
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
S. B. Penick and Company
Physical Description
digitalis pulverata (drug active ingredient)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
metal (lid material)
overall: 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm x 6.985 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
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Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Richard H. Bogard
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