Johnson's Mustard Plaster, USP

Johnson's Mustard Plaster, USP

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Object Name
Plaster Bandages
plasters
maker
Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Company
Measurements
overall: 16.4 cm x 11 cm x.06 cm; 6 7/16 in x 4 5/16 in x in
overall: 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in;.9525 cm x 16.51 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
1985.0460.118
accession number
1985.0460
catalog number
1985.0460.118
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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My father was a foot doctor. I was born in 1953. We were both born with asthma. He cooked chemicals on the stove before inhalers. He called it his bluzzer. Rubber squeeze ball with a glass mister. A hand held nebulizer. I remember my dad placing the muster plaster on my chest to help the phlegm loosen. It left a burn mark but helped.Today I have asthma and COPD. I use a nebulizer with 4 inhalants.

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