Hy-Gen-Ol Douche Powder

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Hy-Gen-Ol will be found effective as a deodorant
Currently not on view
Object Name
douche powder
feminine hygiene product
date made
after 1936
Allan and Company
Physical Description
alum (drug active ingredients)
thymol (drug active ingredients)
sodium salicylate (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
methyl salicylate (drug active ingredients)
oil eucalyptus (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
zinc sulphate (drug active ingredients)
carbolic acid (drug active ingredients)
boric acid (drug active ingredients)
overall: 9 cm x 5.3 cm x 5.1 cm; 3 9/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 in
overall, cardboard box: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 5.3975 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Women's Health Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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