Gelatin Coated No. 155 Cascara Sagrada Nux Vomica and Belladonna Pills

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a laxative, cathartic, hepatic and intestinal tonic. It relieves constipation by restoring tonicity to the bowels. [Physicians' Manual of Therapeutics: Referring especially to the products of the pharmaceutical and biological laboratories of Parke, Davis & Company, 1901]
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1890s
maker
Parke, Davis and Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
Ext. Cascara Sag., 2 gr. (drug active ingredient)
Ext. Nux Vomica, 1/8 gr. (drug active ingredient)
Ext. Belladonna, 1/16 gr. (drug active ingredient)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 in; 8.89 cm x 3.4925 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
MG.M-07237
catalog number
M-07237
accession number
220009
Credit Line
Gift of John C. Helenore
subject
Laxatives
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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