Ayer's Cathartic Pills

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: Cathartic
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1900
Dr. J. C. Ayer and Company
Physical Description
paper (overall packaging material)
jalap (drug active ingredients)
ginger (drug active ingredients)
aloes (drug active ingredients)
gamboge (drug active ingredients)
colocynth pulp (drug active ingredients)
podophyllin (drug active ingredients)
oil peppermint (drug active ingredients)
oil spearmint (drug active ingredients)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.2225 cm
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
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