Peacock's Bromides

Peacock's Bromides

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer or by reference literature from the period are:
Cortical epilepsy, excessive sexual desire, stychnine poisoning and tetanus, convulsion in children due to intestinal and stomachic derangement., chorea, delirium tremons, climacteric period in women, migraine, female pelvic diseases of reflex nature; as headache ovarian neuralgia, and increased sensibility of all parts.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
ca 1935-1950s
Od Peacock Sultan Company
place made
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
Physical Description
potassium bromide, 5 1/4 grs. / tsp. (drug ingredient)
glass (container material)
paper (packaging material)
lithium bromide, 1/2 gr. / tsp. (drug ingredient)
calcium bromide, 1 1/2 grs. / tsp. (drug ingredient)
ammonium bromide, 2 3/4 grs. / tsp. (drug ingredient)
sodium bromide, 5 grs. / tsp. (drug ingredient)
alcohol, 6% (drug ingredient)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in; 16.51 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mario Cassinelli, Jr.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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