B.B.B. Purgative Pills

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: A mild and pleasant purgative for constipation, biliousness, sick headache, torpid liver
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
after 1912
maker
Blood Balm Company
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Physical Description
paper wrapper (overall packaging material)
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cardamom (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 2 cm; 2 3/4 in x 13/16 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 in; x 6.985 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1980.0698.036
accession number
1980.0698
catalog number
1980.0698.036
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
subject
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Laxatives
Blood & Liver Drugs
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Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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