Capsicum Compound Oil

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For an irritant and a local stimulant. In proper quantities it excites a grateful warmth in the stomach and quickens the appetite and digestion. It tends to prevent flatulence occasioned by vegetable food and is of use by enabling feeble stomachs to digest food, as is shown by its efficacy in atonic dyspepsia. It is said to cure haemorrhoids, perhaps sometime cures intermittent fever, and it tends to prevent or to relieve sea-sickness. In delerium tremens it is beneficial by enabling the patient to retain and digest food. As a local stimulant it is particularly efficient in tonsillitis. [The National Dispensatory, Fifth Edition, 1896]
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pharmaceutical
Object Type
Drugs
date made
1906-1908
maker
Fritzche Brothers
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (lid material)
paper (label material)
capsicum (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 7.6 cm x 3.5 cm; 3 in x 1 3/8 in
overall: 3 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1984.0782.299
catalog number
1984.0782.299
accession number
1984.0782
subject
Health & Medicine
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mario Casinelli
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