Good Samaritan Ointment

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: To be used as an external poultice. Good Samaritan ointment, an antiphlogistic and antiseptic preparation, is to be used as an aid in the treatment of the following affections: surface burns and scalds, sunburn, windburn, chapped hands, dry or cracked skin, relief of corn pains, and other skin irritations. Acts beneficially when used as a poultice for strains and minor muscular aches, caused by fatigue or exertion, and tender, tired, or burning feet.
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Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1929
Good Samaritan Ointment Company
Physical Description
oxyquinoline sulphate (drug active ingredients)
methyl salicylate (drug active ingredients)
carbonate of lead (drug active ingredients)
olive oil (drug active ingredients)
beeswax (drug active ingredients)
oil of sassafras (drug active ingredients)
overall: 4 cm x 8.5 cm; 1 9/16 in x 3 3/8 in
overall: 1 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 4.1275 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Foot Products
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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