Beecham's Laxative Pills

Beecham's Laxative Pills

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Laxative
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
Drugs
date made
after 1938
retailer
Sherman Pharmacy
distributor
Beecham's Pills
place made
United States: New Jersey, Bloomfield
Physical Description
aloes (drug active ingredients)
ginger (drug active ingredients)
coriander (drug active ingredients)
capsicum (drug active ingredients)
oils of rosemary (drug active ingredients)
aniseed (drug active ingredients)
juniper berries (drug active ingredients)
paper (container material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0460.010
accession number
1985.0460
catalog number
1985.0460.010
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
subject
Laxatives
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Balm of America
Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman, New York
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

Sirs, My Mother dosed me on Beecham;'s pills during the 1940s; why, I do not know.. I only recall that they gave a "Loose Stomach:" and I learned to spit them out after dosing. For all that, I have never suffered any bowel problems at all and am now aged 82 and counting.

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