Wakefield's Golden Ointment

Wakefield's Golden Ointment

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
An excellent remedy for old sores, burns, scalds, bruises, cuts, sore nipples, sore breasts, salt rheum, chapped hands, sore throat, piles, felons, etc. Relieves nearly every kind of a sore containing either inflammation or a soft or flabby condition of the skin.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
Sherman Pharmacy
Dr. C. Wakefield and Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Bloomington
Physical Description
alcohol, 6.5% (drug active ingredients)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 2 in; 7.3025 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Skin Irritation (Rubs)
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
Balm of America
Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman, New York
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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What a beautiful collection. I was interested in the wakefield's products because I had a ancestor that was a delivery day for wakefield's company. Thank you for sharing.

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