Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills (Improved)

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Laxative. To assist man when he overindulges in eating or drinking, and through lack of proper exercise, by helping renew his interest in life.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1940
maker
W. H. Comstock Company
Physical Description
aloes (drug active ingredients)
mandrake (drug active ingredients)
gamboge (drug active ingredients)
jalap (drug active ingredients)
cayenne pepper (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; .635 cm x 4.7625 cm x 3.4925 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Morristown
Canada: Ontario, Brockville
ID Number
1979.0798.424
accession number
1979.0798
catalog number
1979.0798.424
subject
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Health & Medicine
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Nerve & Brain Drugs
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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