Hood's Vegetable Pills

Hood's Vegetable Pills

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: laxative, cathartic
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Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
OTC Preparation
date made
ca 1920s
C. I. Hood Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
Canada: Ontarian, Toronto
Physical Description
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
metal (cap material)
powdered gamboge (drug active ingredient)
powdered resin podophyllum (drug active ingredient)
aloes (drug active ingredient)
colocynth (drug active ingredient)
ipecac (drug active ingredient)
jalap (drug active ingredient)
castile soap (drug active ingredient)
gentian (drug active ingredient)
capsicum (drug active ingredient)
aloin (drug active ingredient)
cardamom seed (drug active ingredient)
resin ipomea (drug active ingredient)
african ginger (drug active ingredient)
oil croton (drug active ingredient)
box: 3.6 cm x 6 cm x 2.7 cm; 1 7/16 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 1/16 in
bottle: 5.2 cm x 3 cm x 1.2 cm; 2 1/16 in x 1 3/16 in x 1/2 in
box: 1 1/4 in x 2 11/32 in x 1 in; 3.175 cm x 5.969 cm x 2.54 cm
bottle: 2 in x 1 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 5.08 cm x 2.8575 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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