Davis' Menthol Rub

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For bites and stings, burns, boils, bruises, headache, itching rashes, piles, prickly heat, sunburn, earache, colds in chest and throat, neuralgic and rheumatic pains
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
OTC Preparation
date made
after 1928
Davis & Lawrence Company
Physical Description
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
metal (top material)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
overall: 6.5 cm x 4.7 cm x 4.7 cm; 2 9/16 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in
box: 2 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 4.7625 cm x 4.7625 cm
jar: 2 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
Canada: Québec, Montréal
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
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