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Whitman Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil with Hypophosphites

Whitman Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil with Hypophosphites

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Object Name
OTC Preparation
Nutritional Product
Cod Liver Oil
Object Type
Date made
ca 1910
Whitman Chemical Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
cod liver oil (33 1/3 %) (drug active ingredients)
alcohol (7%) (drug active ingredients)
overall: 23 cm x 7.5 cm x 4.5 cm; 9 1/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 1 3/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mario Cassinelli, Jr.
The Emergence of Modern America
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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