Calotabs Laxative

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: For a gentle laxative and for relieving constipation
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1950
Calotabs Company, Inc.
Physical Description
cardboard box (overall packaging material)
dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (drug active ingredients)
casamthranol (drug active ingredients)
overall: 8.8 cm x 5.5 cm x 1.4 cm; 3 7/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 9/16 in
overall: 2 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 8.89 cm x 1.27 cm
Place Made
United States: South Carolina, Greenville
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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