Doan's Ointment

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A soothing and healing application to relieve itching piles, irritation, itching skin, and to allay the itching of eczema
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1925
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
overall: 1.5 cm x 5 cm; 9/16 in x 1 15/16 in
overall: 3/4 in x 2 in; 1.905 cm x 5.08 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Balm of America
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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