Ammen's Antiseptic Powder

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
promotes relief from conditions arising from excessive heat, exposure and minor skin troubles. Especially reommended for Prickly Heat and Foot Irriation. Insect Bites, sunburn, nettle rash, chafing.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
Charles Ammen Company
Physical Description
cardboard (container material)
zinc oxide (drug active ingredients)
boric acid (drug active ingredients)
starch (drug active ingredients)
talcum (drug active ingredients)
8-hydroxyquinolin with aromatic oils (drug active ingredients)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 12.065 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: Louisiana, Alexandria
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Foot Products
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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