Merican Salve

Merican Salve

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For the relief of sores and ulcers, fever sores, salt rheumi, cuts and bruises. Also very useful for muscular rhuematism, lumbago, neuralgia, sprains, strains, and chronic muscular pain. Also has veterinary uses.
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otc preparation
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place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
box: 2 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 in; 6.0325 cm x 6.6675 cm x 2.54 cm
tin: 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 5.3975 cm
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Gift of Nathan Singer
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Veterinary Products
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National Museum of American History
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