Massengill Powder, Sample

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Cleansing Douche for Hygenic Purposes after Menstruation and Coitus. / Vaginal Douche: A pleasant nonirritating douche for routine hygenic purposes, use when needed.
Gargle and Mouth Wash: For minor irritations of the mouth and throat. Use when needed.
Foot Wash: As a refreshing bath for perspiring or itching feet. Use when needed.
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Object Name
douche powder
date made
ca 1950-1960
S. E. Massengill Company
Physical Description
boric acid (drug active ingredients)
ammonium alum (drug active ingredients)
berberine salt (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
carbolic acid (drug active ingredients)
thymol (drug active ingredients)
eucalyptol and aromatics (drug active ingredients)
overall: 11 cm x 8 cm; 4 5/16 in x 3 1/8 in
overall: 3 1/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 1/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 11.1125 cm x .3175 cm
place made
United States: Tennessee, Bristol
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Women's Health Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
Beauty and Health
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
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