The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: An external application to relieve or soothe nervous headache, burns, bruises, muscular rheumatism, nasal catarrh, colds, chapped hands, sunburn, hay fever, insect bites, etc.
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Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1910
Mentholatum Company
Physical Description
menthol (drug active ingredients)
oil of eucalyptus (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
oil of gaultheria (drug active ingredients)
boracic acid (drug active ingredients)
oil of pine (drug active ingredients)
petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
overall: 7 cm x 6 cm; 2 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in
overall: 2 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
United States: Kansas, Wichita
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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