Camphor, Opium and Acetate of Lead Pills

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a local astringent and soothing anodyne [Epitome of Therapeutics, John Wyeth & Brothers, 1901]
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Thayer and Company
Physical Description
camphor 1 gram (drug active ingredients)
acetate of lead 1 gram (drug active ingredients)
opium 1 gram (drug active ingredients)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
cork (lid material)
overall: 8 cm x 3 cm; 3 1/8 in x 1 3/16 in
overall: 3 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridgeport
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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