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Balm of Tulips

Balm of Tulips

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A reliable remedy for the prevention and cure of cold sores, cold blisters, or fever blisters upon the lips and face. Also cures band player's tender and sore lips.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
place made
United States: Maine, Dover-Foxcroft
Physical Description
white (overall color)
green (overall color)
orange (overall color)
gold (overall color)
blue (overall color)
overall: 3 1/4 in x 2 in x 7 3/4 in; 8.255 cm x 5.08 cm x 19.685 cm
bottles: 3 in x 1 in x 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 2.54 cm x 1.5875 cm
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catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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