Castor Oil U.S.P

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, as a demulcent in eye burns. Also used in hair tonics. [The Merck Index, Fifth Edition, 1940]
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pharmaceutical
date made
ca 1937
maker
Grangers Medicine Company
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
plastic (lid material)
paper (label material)
castor oil (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 14.605 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Iberia
ID Number
1985.0475.651
accession number
1985.0475
catalog number
1985.0475.651
subject
Health & Medicine
Laxatives
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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