Calotabs Laxative

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: For a gentle laxative and for relieving constipation
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1950
maker
Calotabs Company, Inc.
Place Made
United States: South Carolina, Greenville
Physical Description
cardboard box (overall packaging material)
dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (drug active ingredients)
casamthranol (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
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
ID Number
1980.0698.045
accession number
1980.0698
catalog number
1980.0698.045
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
subject
Laxatives
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

My uncle Dr. Dillard Jacobs was connected with Calotabs Co. in the 1930s. I remember well he thought it was cure for everything. My mom took his advice. A good cleaning out kept you healthy!

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