Tarkon Germicide and Antiseptic

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Acid Mouth, After Shaving, Catarrh, Bad Breath, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ear Troubles, Eye Troubles, Hives, Insect bites, Odors, Piles, Pyorrhea, Sunburn, Women's Hygiene, Wounds, General Disinfecting and Deodorizing
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Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
Sherman Pharmacy
Cunical Laboratories
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
sodium chloride, 25% (drug active ingredients)
overall: 7.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 2.2 cm; 2 15/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 7/8 in
box: 3 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.2225 cm
strip of tablets: 1 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 5/8 in; 3.175 cm x 6.6675 cm x 1.5875 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Women's Health Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
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