Lanteen Jelly, Brand of Vaginal Jelly (Medium Refill)


Light blue cardboard box containing one 1 1/2 ounce metal tube of Lanteen Jelly. A paper insert is included with illustrated instructions for use of the Lanteen diaphragm and jelly (printed 1957). Text on paper insert includes: "COMBINED DIAPHRAGM AND JELLY METHOD: Only your physician is qualified to prescribe the correct diaphragm and jelly for your personal use. Your physician prescribes Lanteen diaphragms and Lanteen jelly because these products meet the most exacting standards of the medical profession. ... BE SURE TO VISIT YOUR PHYSICIAN AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR FOR A THOROUGH GYNECOLOGICAL EXAMINATION."

Date Made: late 1950s

Associated Name: Sherman PharmacyMaker: Esta Medical Laboratories, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, Alliance

Subject: Young Men's Christian AssociationBirth Control/ContraceptionWomen's Health


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Credit Line: Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0460.230Catalog Number: 1985.0460.230Accession Number: 1985.0460

Object Name: contraceptive, vaginal jellyObject Type: Drugs

Physical Description: metal; plastic (container (tube and cap) material)ricinoleic acid, 0.50%; hexylresorcinol, 0.10%; chlorothymol, 0.0077%; sodium benzoate and glycerin in a tragacanth base (product active ingredients)Measurements: container: 3.7 cm x 14.3 cm x 4.6 cm; 1 7/16 in x 5 5/8 in x 1 13/16 inoverall, box: 1 7/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 4.7625 cm x 14.605 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_209375

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