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B.B.B. Purgative Pills

B.B.B. Purgative Pills

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: A mild and pleasant purgative for constipation, biliousness, sick headache, torpid liver
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1912
Associated Name
Tupper's Pharmacy
Blood Balm Company
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Physical Description
paper wrapper (overall packaging material)
resin jalap (drug active ingredients)
gamboge (drug active ingredients)
calomel (drug active ingredients)
colocynth (drug active ingredients)
aloes (drug active ingredients)
resin scammony (drug active ingredients)
cardamom (drug active ingredients)
overall: 7 cm x 2 cm; 2 3/4 in x 13/16 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 in; x 6.985 cm x 2.54 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
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Blood & Liver Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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