Chamberlain's Eye and Skin Ointment

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For sore eyes, tetter, salt-rheum, ring worm, scald head, barbers itch, prairie scratches, itch, piles, burns, scalds, frost bites, chilblains, frozen feet, sore nipples, chapped hands, old chronic sores, and fever sores
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1884
Reid Drugstore
Chamberlain Medicine Company
Physical Description
paper (container material)
twine (container material)
metal (container material)
overall: 1.6 cm x 4.8 cm; 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in
overall: 5/8 in x 2 in; 1.5875 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
United States: Iowa, Des Moines
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Balm of America
Health & Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
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