Thompson's San Cura

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
A most excellent combination of vegetable medicines for scrofula, erysipelas, syphilis, salt rheum, pimples, boils, and all impurities of the blood. As a spring medicine for removing biliousness, preventing and relieving constipation, in conjunction with Thompson's Dandelion and Mandrake Pills, it will be found invaluable, increasing the appetite and strengthening the system. In all skin diseases or eruptions it should be used with San Cura Ointment.
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Date made
after 1906
Thompson Medical Company
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Titusville
Physical Description
alcohol 25% (drug active ingredients)
box: 8 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 in; 21.59 cm x 8.255 cm x 5.08 cm
bottle: 7 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 7.3025 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. James Harvey Young
Blood & Liver Drugs
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
STD Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


I am 69. As a child we always had San-Cura Oithment in our medicine cabinet. It always drew out the infection. I still had a jar of it in my cabinet when I sold my house and moved to Toronto. I brought it with me. Last night I was looking at a minor infection on a finger and remembered that jar. I put some on my finger with a band-aid. Within 10 minuted the throbbing had stopped. This am tall the blood is drawn from under the fingernail and the black and blue is almost gone. It still works after 60 years.

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