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Cas-Grada Compound

Cas-Grada Compound

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For biliousness and constipation.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1920
Phenyo-Caffein Company
Physical Description
cascara sagrada (drug active ingredients)
overall: 6.5 cm x 2 cm; 2 9/16 in x 13/16 in
overall: 2 5/8 in x 3/4 in; x 6.6675 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Blood & Liver Drugs
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Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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