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Allan's Tasteless Castor Oil U.S.P.

Allan's Tasteless Castor Oil U.S.P.

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, as a demulcent in eye burns. Also used in hair tonics. [The Merck Index, Fifth Edition, 1940]
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
Allan and Company
place made
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
associated place
United States: Louisiana, Saint Martinville
Physical Description
cardboard (box material)
glass (overall material)
metal (lid material)
paper (label material)
castor oil (drug active ingredients)
box: 6 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 15.24 cm x 6.0325 cm x 2.8575 cm
bottle: 5 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 in; 13.97 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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