The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For the prompt relief of inflammations of the skin, tissues and muscles. For catarrh, hay fever, croup, sore throat, earache, headache, toothache, neuralgia, rheumatism, etc. Barbers will find Mentholatum a most soothing and healing application after shaving. Very antiseptic. For piles, burns, sprains, corns, sores, eczema, chilblains, insect bites, sore eyes, cold sores, chapped hands and skin and scalp diseases.
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Object Name
otc preparation
personal hygiene product
Object Type
OTC Preparation
date made
Mentholatum Company
overall: 2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 2 in; 5.715 cm x 4.445 cm x 5.08 cm
box: 2 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
jar: 2 in x 1 5/8 in; 5.08 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Canada: Ontario, Fort Erie
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
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