Derma Medicone

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For prompt relief of itching, burning and pain associated with minor skin irritations
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Date made
ca 1940
Medicone Company
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
benzocaine (drug active ingredients)
ephedrine (drug active ingredients)
oxyquinoline (drug active ingredients)
ichthammol (drug active ingredients)
overall: .5 cm x 4.2 cm; 3/16 in x 1 5/8 in
overall: 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History


My mother used to swear by this product. She put it on every scrape or rash or bump we had. For years as an adult I tried to find it at the drug store but I realized it was long gone from being produced. We always had it in a tube but I have seen it in the tin.

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