Foley Cathartic Tablets


The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A wholesome and cleansing cathartic, active and useful for constipation and its ill effects, for sluggish liver and bowels, biliousness, and sick headache due to constipation. They are excellent in cases of habitual constipation, as they have a laxative influence upon the entire intestinal tract.

Date Made: ca 1920

Maker: Foley and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Chicago

Subject: Blood & Liver DrugsLaxatives


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Credit Line: Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0798.343Accession Number: 1979.0798Catalog Number: 1979.0798.343

Object Name: otc preparationOther Terms: Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid

Physical Description: blue flag (drug active ingredients)podophyllum resin (drug active ingredients)cascara sagrada (drug active ingredients)aloin (drug active ingredients)jimson weed (drug active ingredients)Measurements: overall: 2.7 cm x 7.8 cm x 2.7 cm; 1 1/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 1 1/16 inbox: 1 1/8 in x 3 in x 1 in; 2.8575 cm x 7.62 cm x 2.54 cmbottole: 2 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 1.5875 cm


Record Id: nmah_718925

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