Balm-O'-Sheba (Therapogen)

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Germicide; Deodorizer ; For dressing wounds, douching, gargle or mouthwash, enemas, bathing, spraying. Invaluable for Sore throat, catarrh, fever blisters, mouth ulcers, bleeding gums, bad breath and teeth, running sores, wounds, cuts, burns, bites and stings, eczema, ringworm, hives, itch, prickly heat, body parasites, perspirative odors, piles, leucorrheoa, and infectious discharges.,
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1910s
Physical Description
aromatic terpene thymol compound (drug active ingredients)
alcohol, 16% (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
cork (container material)
aqua destillata, 62% (drug active ingredient)
overall: 6 9/16 in x 2 7/16 in x 2 in; 16.66875 cm x 6.19125 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Beauty and Health
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
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Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Grodanz, David's Pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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