Radway's Ready Relief

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
A counter-irritant liniment and a carminitive. Used externally, "RRR" warms and reddens the skin, stimulating local circulation, thereby tending to relieve muscular pain and give a general feeling of ease and comfort. Taken internally, its effect is warming, stimulating the sense of well-being by its action as a reflex stimulant.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1920
Radway and Company
Physical Description
alcohol 27% (drug active ingredients)
oleoresin capsicum (drug active ingredients)
ammonia (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
potassium carbonate (drug active ingredients)
castile soap (drug active ingredients)
overall: 6 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.8575 cm
bottle: 5 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 in; 13.97 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.54 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. James Harvey Young
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