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Dr. Thacher's Laxative Compound of Senna and Rhubarb

Dr. Thacher's Laxative Compound of Senna and Rhubarb

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Laxative
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1936
maker
Thacher Medicine Company
Place Made
United States: Tennessee, Chattanooga
Physical Description
senna (drug active ingredients)
indian rhubarb (drug active ingredients)
spigelia (drug active ingredients)
glycerin (drug active ingredients)
corn syrup (drug active ingredients)
sodium benzoate (drug active ingredients)
acid salicylic u.s.p. (drug active ingredients)
caramel (drug active ingredients)
water (overall active ingredients)
Measurements
box: 4 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 10.795 cm x 4.1275 cm x 4.1275 cm
bottle: 4 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 3.4925 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
MG.M-10426.06
catalog number
M-10426
accession number
246707
subject
Laxatives
G.E. Damon Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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