Ripans

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: For dyspepsia, biliousness, constipation, heartburn, headache, indigestion, sour stomach or bad breath and to regulate the stomach and bowels. A very useful laxative for those whose habits are sedentary.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1900
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
cardboard box (overall packaging material)
Measurements
overall: 5.7 cm x 2 cm x 2 cm; 2 1/4 in x 13/16 in x 13/16 in
box: 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 5.715 cm x 1.905 cm
cylinder: 2 in x 5/8 in; x 5.08 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
1980.0698.013
accession number
1980.0698
catalog number
1980.0698.013
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
subject
Laxatives
Blood & Liver Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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