Dr. Thacher's Laxative Compound of Senna and Rhubarb

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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1936
Thacher Medicine Company
Physical Description
senna (drug active ingredients)
indian rhubarb (drug active ingredients)
spigelia (drug active ingredients)
glycerin (drug active ingredients)
corn syrup (drug active ingredients)
sodium benzoate (drug active ingredients)
acid salicylic u.s.p. (drug active ingredients)
caramel (drug active ingredients)
water (overall active ingredients)
box: 4 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 10.795 cm x 4.1275 cm x 4.1275 cm
bottle: 4 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 3.4925 cm x 3.4925 cm
Place Made
United States: Tennessee, Chattanooga
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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