Micajah's Medicated Wafers

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Astringent, antiseptic. Prepared as an adjuvant in the treatment of minor irritations of the vaginal tract ... offers continuous and prolonged antiseptic action. In the treatment of Leucorrhea.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
feminine hygiene product
date made
after 1931
maker
Micajah and Company
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
aluminum (drug active ingredients)
borax (drug active ingredients)
bicarbonate of potassium (drug active ingredients)
cotton (packaging material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Warren
ID Number
2010.0213.021
accession number
2010.0213
catalog number
2010.0213.021
subject
Beauty and Health
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
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Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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