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Holstein's Carbolated Salve

Holstein's Carbolated Salve

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A soothing ointment for superficial wounds, abrasions, cuts, minor burns, blisters, scalds, sunburn, itch, and non-venomous insect bites and skin irritations.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1950
Holstein, George L.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Lebanon
Physical Description
paper (container material)
metal (container material)
carbolic acid, 2% (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
tar (drug active ingredients)
eucalyptus (drug active ingredients)
boric acid (drug active ingredients)
zinc oxide (drug active ingredients)
sulphur (drug active ingredients)
thymol (drug active ingredients)
menthol (not U.S.P.) (drug active ingredients)
witch hazel (drug active ingredients)
benzocaine (drug active ingredients)
overall: 7.1 cm x 16 cm x 16 cm; 2 13/16 in x 6 5/16 in x 6 5/16 in
individual box: 2.3 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 7/8 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
display carton: 3 1/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 15.875 cm x 15.5575 cm
box, each: 2 7/8 in x 4 in x 1 in; 7.3025 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.54 cm
tin, each: 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Holstein
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
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Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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