Dr. Hand's Pleasant Physic

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A physician's prescription for infants, children, or adults suffering from constipation
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
ca 1920
Sherman Pharmacy
Hand Medicine Company
Physical Description
glass (container material)
cardboard (container material)
alcohol, 6% (drug active ingredients)
cork (container material)
paper (container material)
box: 6 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 in; 15.5575 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.54 cm
bottle: 5 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 7/8 in; 14.605 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Infant & Children's Products - Pediatrics
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman, New York
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
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