Powdered Capsicum, African (Capsicum Fastigiatum) U.S.P., No. 50

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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 internally as a gastric and intestinal stimulant. Externally it is much used as a rubefacient [produces redness of the skin] and is the basis of numerous liniments and stimulating salves. [Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, Seventh Edition, 1926]
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1921
maker
Gilpin, Langdon and Company
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
powdered capsicum (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 18.0975 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
MG.M-01276
accession number
67238
catalog number
M-01276
subject
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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