Husband's Calcined Magnesia

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.
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Object Name
otc preparation
date made
Reid Drugstore
Thomas J. Husband
Physical Description
calcined magnesia (drug active ingredients)
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
cork (container material)
overall: 11.1 cm x 3.3 cm x 2.9 cm; 4 3/8 in x 1 5/16 in x 1 1/8 in
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
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Indigestion & Nausea 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
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