Dewitt's Hygienic Powder

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
superficial burns; prickly heat; insect bites; sunburn; after shaving; vaginal douche
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
feminine hygiene
date made
after 1906
Frederick Stearns & Co.
E. C. DeWitt and Company
Physical Description
boric acid (drug active ingredients)
salicylic acid (drug active ingredients)
zinc sulphate (drug active ingredients)
carbolic acid (drug active ingredients)
thymol (drug active ingredients)
eucalyptol (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
overall: 9.4 cm x 7.1 cm x 7.1 cm; 3 11/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 13/16 in
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Illinois, Chicago
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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