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Baby Percy Medicine or Dr. McDonald's Celebrated Prescription

Baby Percy Medicine or Dr. McDonald's Celebrated Prescription

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For diarrhea, indigestion, cholera infantum and summer complaints of children. Relieves sour stomach instantly. A safe and reliable teething and colic medicine for babies.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
before 1938
maker
Merrick Medicine Company
Place Made
United States: Texas, Waco
Physical Description
rhubarb compound (drug active ingredients)
bismuth (drug active ingredients)
alcohol 5% (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
cork (container material)
cardboard (packaging material)
Measurements
box: 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle: 5 1/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
MG.293320.1181
catalog number
293320.1181
accession number
293320
subject
Infant & Children's Products - Pediatrics
Diarrhea Drugs
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

Baby Percy Medicine, now called Percy Medicine, is still manufactured and sold. I think it no longer contains alcohol. Its active ingredient is the same as Pepto Bismol’s.

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