Foley Cathartic Tablets

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A wholesome and cleansing cathartic, active and useful for constipation and its ill effects, for sluggish liver and bowels, biliousness, and sick headache due to constipation. They are excellent in cases of habitual constipation, as they have a laxative influence upon the entire intestinal tract.
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Date made
ca 1920
Foley and Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
blue flag (drug active ingredients)
podophyllum resin (drug active ingredients)
cascara sagrada (drug active ingredients)
aloin (drug active ingredients)
jimson weed (drug active ingredients)
overall: 2.7 cm x 7.8 cm x 2.7 cm; 1 1/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 1 1/16 in
box: 1 1/8 in x 3 in x 1 in; 2.8575 cm x 7.62 cm x 2.54 cm
bottole: 2 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Blood & Liver Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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