Rowles Mentho-Sulphur Phenol-Camphor Compound

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
for the relief of simple itching of the skin due to non-poisonous Insect Bites and Chafing. Also for the relief of itching of the scalp and for the removal of the scales of dandruff. .. will temporarily relive the itching caused by external piles.
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Object Name
otc preparation
scalp treatment
date made
after 1929
Larned Corp.
Physical Description
carbolic acid, 17.5 grs. per oz. (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
sublimed sulphur (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
metal (container material)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
overall: 6.3 cm x 4.6 cm x 4.5 cm; 2 1/2 in x 1 13/16 in x 1 3/4 in
box: 2 5/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
jar: 2 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 4.445 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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