Menthol Plaster

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For curing nerve disorders, severe aches, pains and stitches, backache, rheumatism, neuralgia, pleurisy, and headache
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
OTC Preparation
date made
ca 1875
National Plaster Co.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
menthol (drug active ingredient)
overall: 6 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 3.81 cm
overall: 6 in x 1.25 cm; 15.24 cm x 1/2 in
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Botanical Medicine
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Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
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