Menthol Plaster

Menthol Plaster

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For curing nerve disorders, severe aches, pains and stitches, backache, rheumatism, neuralgia, pleurisy, and headache
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
OTC Preparation
date made
ca 1875
National Plaster Co.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
menthol (drug active ingredient)
overall: 6 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 3.81 cm
overall: 6 in x 1.25 cm; 15.24 cm x 1/2 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object