Kendall's Persian Pills

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Liver complaints, fever and ague, constipation, etc.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
Reid Drugstore
Dr. B. J. Kendall Company
Physical Description
paper (container material)
overall: 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.8575 cm
place made
United States: Vermont, Enosburg Falls
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Fever & Chill Drugs
Blood & Liver Drugs
Balm of America
Health & Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
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Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

8/20/2015 8:34:34 PM
Sarah Allgood
I just received a copy of Dr. Kendall's "The Doctor At Home" booklet as a gift. It describes a host of human and equine diseases, most of which he proclaims can be treated with his "Persian Pills"! It's a great read but I was hoping to find out what comprised a Persian Pill. The booklet only states that it's a vegetable compound, but does no go into further detail and from your pictures here, I can see that the labeling doesn't shed any light either. Any information (or hints on where to look for more information) is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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