Boric Acid Powder, U.S.P.


Metal can wrapped in yellow, brown and red paper label. Product name and maker information is featured within an arch design on the front and further information about product in a scroll design on the back. Package is unopened and contains 8 oz. of boric acid powder.

Label on back reads: "As an eye wash, nasal or vaginal douche or for minor cuts, burns, and simple irritations dissolve tablespoon-ful in pint of boiled water. Allow to cool to comfortable temperature before use. May also be used as a dusting powder.

Date Made: ca 1940s

Maker: National Package Drugs

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Missouri, Saint LouisAssociated Place: United States: Louisiana, Saint Martinville

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: The Fournet Drugstore Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0475.649Accession Number: 1985.0475Catalog Number: 1985.0475.649

Object Name: pharmaceuticalfeminine hygiene productfirst aid product

Measurements: overall: 5 in x 2 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_835100

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