Injection of Matico

Injection of Matico

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: The invaluable plant called Matica, native of Peru, possesses extraordinary preventative and astringent properties. A few injections, each of a very short duration are sufficient to arrest the most inveterate discharges.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
1850 - 1900
ca 1860 - 1910
ca 1890
Grimault and Company
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
matico (Piper Angustifolium) (drug active ingredients)
overall: 6 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 6.0325 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mario Cassinelli, Jr.
STD Drugs
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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