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Pyramid Ointment

Pyramid Ointment

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For cuts, bruises, skin abrasions, etc., external piles, itching of the anus, ulcerations and inflammation of the rectal canal.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
Associated Name
Sherman Pharmacy
Pyramid Drug Company
Physical Description
cardboard (box material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.8 cm; 2 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 1 1/8 in
box: 2 1/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 5.715 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.8575 cm
tin: 3/4 in x 2 in; 1.905 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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