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Ayer's Cathartic Pills

Ayer's Cathartic Pills

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: Cathartic
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1900
Associated Name
Dr. J. C. Ayer and Company
Tupper's Pharmacy
Dr. J. C. Ayer and Company
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
Physical Description
paper (overall packaging material)
jalap (drug active ingredients)
ginger (drug active ingredients)
aloes (drug active ingredients)
gamboge (drug active ingredients)
colocynth pulp (drug active ingredients)
podophyllin (drug active ingredients)
oil peppermint (drug active ingredients)
oil spearmint (drug active ingredients)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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