Dr. King's Pills

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: For temporary constipation and biliousness
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Date made
ca 1930
H. E. Bucklen & Co.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Physical Description
cardboard box (overall packaging material)
glass bottle (overall packaging material)
cascara (drug active ingredients)
podophyllin (drug active ingredients)
aloin (drug active ingredients)
strychnine sulphate (drug active ingredients)
capsicum (drug active ingredients)
overall: 1 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 7.9375 cm x 2.8575 cm
bottle: 1 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 in; 2.54 cm x 6.985 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


I had just recently found one of the Dr. King's pills bottles at our camp, Did the research and was cool to find out information on it!

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