Rawleigh's Medicated Ointment

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For minor injuries of the skin. For superficial burns and scalds, bruises, blisters, chafing, minor nasal irritations and congestion due to head colds, chapped hands and lips, headache, minor rectal irritation, sun burn, muscular soreness, insect stings (non-venomous). Useful for men, women and children when a soothing, medicated ointment is desired for personal use. Excellent to use after shaving.
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date made
ca 1940
W. T. Rawleigh Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Freeport
Physical Description
camphor (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
oil of eucalyptus and phenyl (drug active ingredients)
mercuric chloride (drug active ingredients)
refined petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
paraffine (drug active ingredients)
cocoa butter (drug active ingredients)
ceresin (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
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History