McNess Mentholated Ointment

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A highly medicated ointment for superficial varieties of simple open sores, minor cuts, burns, scalds, chapped hands.
DIRECTIONS: For external use, apply freely and if necessary bind up with a clean bandage, renewing once a day. For Nasal Irritations apply in the nostrils two or three times a day, inserting with the finger as far as possible. For Burns and Scalds, spread the Ointments on a clean cloth and bind up, renewing the bandage daily. For Blackhears apply freely at night. In the morning cover the face with towel wrung out of moderately hot water, renewing the towel frequently for ten minutes. Then wash off with clean, cool water and dry by patting with a soft towel.
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date made
ca 1940
Furst-McNess Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Freeport
Physical Description
camphor (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
oil eucalyptus (drug active ingredients)
lanolin (drug active ingredients)
petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 3.175 cm x 9.2075 cm
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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