Lanteen Jelly, Brand of Vaginal Jelly (Medium Refill)

Lanteen Jelly, Brand of Vaginal Jelly (Medium Refill)

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Description
Light blue cardboard box containing one 1 1/2 ounce metal tube of Lanteen Jelly. A paper insert is included with illustrated instructions for use of the Lanteen diaphragm and jelly (printed 1957). Text on paper insert includes: "COMBINED DIAPHRAGM AND JELLY METHOD: Only your physician is qualified to prescribe the correct diaphragm and jelly for your personal use. Your physician prescribes Lanteen diaphragms and Lanteen jelly because these products meet the most exacting standards of the medical profession.... BE SURE TO VISIT YOUR PHYSICIAN AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR FOR A THOROUGH GYNECOLOGICAL EXAMINATION."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
contraceptive, vaginal jelly
Object Type
Drugs
date made
late 1950s
Associated Name
Sherman Pharmacy
maker
Esta Medical Laboratories, Inc.
place made
United States: Ohio, Alliance
Physical Description
metal; plastic (container (tube and cap) material)
ricinoleic acid, 0.50%; hexylresorcinol, 0.10%; chlorothymol, 0.0077%; sodium benzoate and glycerin in a tragacanth base (product active ingredients)
Measurements
container: 3.7 cm x 14.3 cm x 4.6 cm; 1 7/16 in x 5 5/8 in x 1 13/16 in
overall, box: 1 7/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 4.7625 cm x 14.605 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0460.230
catalog number
1985.0460.230
accession number
1985.0460
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
subject
Young Men's Christian Association
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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