Glycerin Suppositories, Long for Infants

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Directions: Insert one suppository into the rectum. Permit to remain. Bowel action will usually result within a few minutes
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Object Name
otc preparation, suppositories
otc preparation
date made
ca 1950
Reid Drugstore
McKesson and Robbins
Physical Description
glycerin, 415.6 grains per ounce (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (container material)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
paper (container material)
overall: 8.2 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm; 3 1/4 in x 1 15/16 in x 1 15/16 in
box: 3 3/8 in x 2 in x 2 in; 8.5725 cm x 5.08 cm x 5.08 cm
jar: 3 1/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Bridgeport
ID Number
accession number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
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