Brooks' Bears-Foot Ointment

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For piles, sores, itch, tetter, eczema, chronic sore legs, dandruff and other scalp diseases, mange in dogs, sore backs and sore shoulders in horses
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Object Name
otc preparation
veterinary product
date made
ca 1900
William Brooks Medicine Company
overall: 2.5 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm; in x 1 15/16 in x 1 15/16 in
box: 2 in x 2 in x 7/8 in; 5.08 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.2225 cm
tin: 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in; x 1.905 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
United States: Tennessee, Memphis
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Veterinary Products
G.E. Damon Collection
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Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Skin
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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