Harper's Headache Medicine

Harper's Headache Medicine

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or use of this product according to the product packaging are:
For headache, neuralgia, and kindred pains. If taken in doses of two teaspoonfuls in a little water and repeated in 30 minutes, if not relieved, and again in 60 minutes after the second dose, if that should not give the desired effect. If the above directions do not relieve the pain, it will be teh exception to the rule; and consultation with your physician is then advised.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
otc preparation; Patent Medicines; Drugs; Liquid
date made
ca 1915
Robt. N. Harper Company
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging, box material)
glass; paper; cork (container, bottle material)
alcohol, 32%: acetanilid, 16 grains per ounce; antipyrine; caffeine (drug ingredients)
box: 5 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 in; 13.6525 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.54 cm
bottle: 5 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 in; 13.0175 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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