Bickmore XYZ Ointment

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: An antiseptic dressing for the relief of sunburn, superficial burns and scalds, chafing, chapped skin, cracked hands, irritated skin due to shaving, scratches, minor cuts, non-poisonous insect bites, irritated feet, itching rectal irritations and minor scalp irritations.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1940
Bickmore Company
place made
United States: Maine, Old Town
Physical Description
gum camphor (drug active ingredients)
oxyquinolin sulphate (drug active ingredients)
sulphur (drug active ingredients)
alum (drug active ingredients)
boric acid (drug active ingredients)
overall: 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; .635 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History