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Pure Castor Oil

Pure Castor Oil

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, as a demulcent in eye burns. Also used in hair tonics. [The Merck Index, Fifth Edition, 1940]
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1940s
Central Drug Company
Central Drug Company
place made
United States: Virginia, Wytheville
Physical Description
castor oil (drug material)
yellow (overall color)
glass (overall material)
plastic (lid material)
paper (label material)
average spatial: 18.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 4 cm; 7 5/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 7 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 18.0975 cm x 6.6675 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Hall
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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