Dermassage Medicated Skin Lotion

Dermassage Medicated Skin Lotion

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A soothing, cooling, non-alcholic skin refreshant and emolient for body massage
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Object Name
otc preparation
lotion, skin, medicated
Object Type
S. M. Edison Chemical Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
oxyquinoline sulphate (drug active ingredients)
carbamide (drug active ingredients)
hypo-allergenic lanolin (drug active ingredients)
olive oil (drug active ingredients)
homogenous base (drug active ingredients)
hexachlorophene (drug active ingredients)
natural menthol (drug active ingredients)
overall: 5 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 13.0175 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Sidney Glaser
Nerve & Brain Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
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Health & Medicine
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Beauty and Hygiene Products: Skin
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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When I was young my grandmother was a nurse and would bring it home from the hospital she worked in. I had extremely dry skin and eczema from allergies. I remember how it was the ONLY lotion that would stop the itching.
All the guys used it after getting a new tatoo around the old Big Joe's shop in Mount Vernon, NY back in the 70's. I like the light medicated scent. I'd like to find some again. Thanks
I used Dermassage Lotion for years because as a hairstylist, I needed something that made my hands feel less dry and yet didn't gum up the clients hair and make it greasy. The dermassage soaked into the skin very quickly and other than the soft feel and great smell, you would never have known it was on my hands. It didn't get onto the clients hair because it sunk into my skin so fast. I live in Canada and we have a lotion called Gold Bond, which smells and acts just like Dermassage did. That is the original Gold Bond, not the extra strength which has a perfumed scent. It does sink into my skin the same way although I can't give it the "hair' test because I am no longer a hair stylist. But if you can buy Gold Bond in the bright orange/yellow bottle in the drug store, then you can get a product that is very close to Dermassage Lotion.
S.M.Edison Chemical company became a subsidiary of Colgate-Palolive. I'm an ex-employee of the Edison company. I work there for approximately 7 years for the customer service dept. I took phone orders & sent out samples & kept sales records. It was decided that the Chicago office would relocate to Kentucky and probably dressage would be manufactured there. My manager & I had to initiate the training of the personnel who would be responsible for operating the new Kentucky office. Persons who would know if it would be brought again on the shelf would be someone at Colgate in new York. The head of the office then was Eugene Raggio.
Can you tell me why they stopped selling/making this product? Everyone seemed to love it...
Dermassage Lotion - originally, only hospitals carried it. Then it moved into the public market. It was fantastic. A fine, smooth lotion with a cooling menthol feel. We used to keep our in the refrigerator for extra cold feeling AND we used it on our sunburns when we were kids. It was so silky smooth that it didn't hurt going on. (no aloe vera back then and no sunblock either) I with it was available today.
I can remember using this lotion as a student nurse for many back rubs. Patients really liked getting back ribs with this lotion. Those were the days when nurses really had time to give bedside nursing care.

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