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Holstein's Carbolated Salve

Holstein's Carbolated Salve

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1950
maker
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)
Measurements
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
2008.0062.32
accession number
2008.0062
catalog number
2008.0062.32
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Holstein
subject
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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