Dr. Samuel H. P. Lee's Lithontriptic

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For stone and gravel in the kidneys, liver, and bladder
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1900
Samuel H. P. Lee Company
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 in; 6.985 cm x 5.08 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mr. James Harvey Young
Kidney & Urinary Drugs
Blood & Liver Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


SHP Lee was the son Sgt. Ezra Lee of Revolutionary War fame. Sgt. Lee was the pilot of the Submarine "Turtle " designed by David Bushnell. I am the direct descendant of both.The lithontriptic was made from the early 1800's (ca. 1805?) to the early 1950's. My father made the last few batches in my childhood basement in NJ. The FDA closed the company because there were no laboratory or controlled clinical studies.

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