McNess Mentholated Ointment


The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:

A highly medicated ointment for superficial varieties of simple open sores, minor cuts, burns, scalds, chapped hands.

DIRECTIONS: For external use, apply freely and if necessary bind up with a clean bandage, renewing once a day. For Nasal Irritations apply in the nostrils two or three times a day, inserting with the finger as far as possible. For Burns and Scalds, spread the Ointments on a clean cloth and bind up, renewing the bandage daily. For Blackhears apply freely at night. In the morning cover the face with towel wrung out of moderately hot water, renewing the towel frequently for ten minutes. Then wash off with clean, cool water and dry by patting with a soft towel.

Date Made: ca 1940

Maker: Furst-McNess Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Freeport

Subject: Skin & Dermatology DrugsFirst Aid Products & AntisepticsRubs, Liniments & Ointments


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Credit Line: Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0798.179Accession Number: 1979.0798Catalog Number: 1979.0798.179

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

Physical Description: camphor (drug active ingredients)menthol (drug active ingredients)oil eucalyptus (drug active ingredients)lanolin (drug active ingredients)petrolatum (drug active ingredients)Measurements: overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 3.175 cm x 9.2075 cm


Record Id: nmah_720012

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