Husband's Calcined Magnesia

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Calcined magnesia is highly beneficial in all diseases of the stomach and bowels which are attended with acidity, and gives immediate relief to heartburn. The effects of excess in eating or drinking are generally relieved by it, and it affords one of the mildest and most pleasant aperients, especially to persons who from a sedentary life or other causes, are under the frequent necessity of having recourse to laxatives.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1906-1908
collection
Reid Drugstore
maker
Thomas J. Husband
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
calcined magnesia (drug active ingredients)
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
cork (container material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 11.1125 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
1984.0351.080
accession number
1984.0351
catalog number
1984.0351.080
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
subject
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Laxatives
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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

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