Castor Oil, Cold Expressed

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a mild cathartic. From its mildness it is also especially adapted to diseases attended with irritation or inflammation of the bowels, as colic, diarrhoea, dysentery, and enteritis. [The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1st Edition, 1933]
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Object Name
date made
ca 1840-1855
E. Fuller Apothocary
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
castor oil (drug active ingredient)
overall: 6.6 cm x 21 cm; 2 19/32 in x 8 9/32 in
overall: 8 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 21.2725 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, Augusta
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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