Bell's Petroleum Emulsion

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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1920
ca 1899
Bell Emulsion Company
Physical Description
hypophosphite of lime (drug active ingredients)
petroleum (drug active ingredients)
hypophosphate of soda (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
paper (label material)
metal (lid material)
overall: 20.4 cm x 7.5 cm x 4.4 cm; 8 1/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 1 3/4 in
Place Made
United States: Virginia, Staunton
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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