Dill's First Aid Powder

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Used to advance healing of minor cuts, scratches, burns, and lesser skin irritations.
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Date made
after 1938
Dill Company
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Norristown
Physical Description
spts. carbolic acid 1% (drug active ingredients)
bismuth subgallate (drug active ingredients)
bismuth oxyiodide (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
thymol (drug active ingredients)
boric acid (drug active ingredients)
overall: 6.8 cm x 3.7 cm x 2.5 cm; 2 11/16 in x 1 7/16 in x in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 7/8 in; 6.985 cm x 3.4925 cm x 2.2225 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History


I found a bottle of this while cleaning out an old barn. Still has the powder inside.
"If my parents still had some of this from a country store THEIR parents had in the '30s to '40s. , would it still work? Or should it not be used? Lynn Williams"

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