Spencer's Fumigating Diphtheritic Pastilles - A Fumar Antiseptic for the Prophylactic and Specific Treatment of Diphtheria

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The indications or uses of this product as provided on the packaging are:
The inclosed pastilles are so compounded as to be absolutely harmless to the human economy, while their fumes effectually destroy all contagious, putrefactive and disease-bearing germs.
No matter what the exposure may be, these burning pastilles will positively prevent the spreading and communicating of diphtheria, small-pox, scarlet fever and allied epidemic diseases.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1890
Spencer, Thomas D.
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
overall: 2 in x 5 in x 4 in; 5.08 cm x 12.7 cm x 10.16 cm
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National Museum of American History