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Dr. W. B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin

Dr. W. B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For constipation and conditions resulting from it. Owing to its mild action and pleasant taste the ideal laxative for children, women and old folks, and all those who cannot stand a harsh purgative.
A pleasant laxative compound composed of drugs known to be beneficial when an evacuant is indicated, acting gently on the bowels as a flushing agent to relieve conditions due to constipation. Disturbances arising from sluggish bowels may be helped by its use.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
c. 1908 - 1918
maker
Pepsin Syrup Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Monticello
Physical Description
alcohol, 4.5% (drug active ingredients)
pepsin, 4 gr. per ounce syrup (drug active ingredients)
senna (drug active ingredients)
cascara sagrada (drug active ingredients)
cassia (drug active ingredients)
peppermint (drug active ingredients)
aromatics (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
Measurements
box: 7 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 19.3675 cm x 6.6675 cm x 4.1275 cm
bottle: 7 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 18.415 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
MG.M-10766.03 [dup1]
catalog number
M-10766.03
accession number
256193
subject
Laxatives
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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