Dr. Hobson's Compound Laxative Cascara Tablets

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For constipation and biliousness. Relieves sick and bilious headache.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
Pfeiffer Chemical Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
cascara sagrada (drug active ingredients)
overall: 5 cm x 4 cm x 1.1 cm; 1 15/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 7/16 in
overall: 1 5/8 in x 2 in x 1/2 in; 4.1275 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.27 cm
place made
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Sidney Glaser
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