Dr. James P. Campbell's Safe Arsenic Complexion Wafers

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Freckles, moth, black-heads, pimples, vulgar redness, rough, yellow or "muddy" skins and other facial disfigurements are permanently removed and a deliciously clear complexion and "rounding up" of angular forms insured. Also an absolute specific in dyspepsia, habitual constipation, malaria, neuralgia, rheumatism, loss of appetite, lack luster eyes, low spirits, want of vitality, mal-assimilation of food, headache, hay fever, etc.
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Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1890
Campbell, James P.
Physical Description
paper (packaging material)
arsenic (drug active ingredients)
overall: 2.1 cm x 6.7 cm x 4.3 cm; 13/16 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 11/16 in
overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 4.445 cm x 6.6675 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Skin
Beauty and Health
Health & Medicine
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Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Skin
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Holstein
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