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DDD Prescription

DDD Prescription

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A remedial agent for the relief of itching caused by irritations of the skin and scalp
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
Sherman Pharmacy
Campana Corporation
place made
United States: Illinois, Batavia
Physical Description
cardboard (container material)
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
alcohol, 31% (drug active ingredients)
chloral hydrate (drug active ingredients)
thymol (drug active ingredients)
carbolic acid (drug active ingredients)
methyl salicylate (drug active ingredients)
glycerine (drug active ingredients)
salicylic acid (drug active ingredients)
paper (container material)
box: 4 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 12.3825 cm x 5.3975 cm x 4.1275 cm
bottle: 4 5/8 in x 2 in x 1 3/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman, New York
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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