Petit's Blood Purifier

Date Made: c. 1884

Maker: Howard Brothers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Buffalo

Subject: Indigestion & Nausea DrugsBlood & Liver DrugsNerve & Brain DrugsLaxatives


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Credit Line: Gift of Ben Posen

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2004.0050.13Accession Number: 2004.0050Catalog Number: 2004.0050.13

Object Name: otc preparation

Physical Description: dandelion (drug active ingredients)mandrake (drug active ingredients)sarsaparilla (drug active ingredients)prickly ash (drug active ingredients)butternut (drug active ingredients)culvers (drug active ingredients)yellow dock (drug active ingredients)wild cherry (drug active ingredients)juniper (drug active ingredients)peruvian bark (drug active ingredients)Measurements: box: 9 1/2 in x 3 in x 1 3/4 in; 24.13 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.445 cmbottle: 9 3/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 23.8125 cm x 7.3025 cm x 4.1275 cm


Record Id: nmah_1255541

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