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Derma Medicone

Derma Medicone

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For prompt relief of itching, burning and pain associated with minor skin irritations
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1940
maker
Medicone Company
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
benzocaine (drug active ingredients)
ephedrine (drug active ingredients)
oxyquinoline (drug active ingredients)
ichthammol (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall:.5 cm x 4.2 cm; 3/16 in x 1 5/8 in
overall: 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in;.9525 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
1979.0798.413
accession number
1979.0798
catalog number
1979.0798.413
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
subject
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

My mother used to swear by this product. She put it on every scrape or rash or bump we had. For years as an adult I tried to find it at the drug store but I realized it was long gone from being produced. We always had it in a tube but I have seen it in the tin.

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