Boroleum Ointment

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A soothing application for head colds, minor nasal irritation, superficial burns, sunburn, chapped hands or lips, cold sores, chafing and minor skin irritations
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Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1960
Sinclair Pharmacal Company
Physical Description
composition petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
boric acid (drug active ingredients)
menthol camphor (drug active ingredients)
oil eucalyptol (drug active ingredients)
methyl salicylate (drug active ingredients)
box: 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 6.0325 cm x 1.5875 cm
tub: 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 3/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 4.7625 cm x .9525 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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