Derma Medicone

Derma Medicone

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Usage conditions apply
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
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid
Date made
ca 1940
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)
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
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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My husband was a veterinarian beginning in the 50’s. Had 4 children. Used it over the years. Best burn Med. Ever used! Wish I could buy it. Still have a tin. Sparingly use it.
I grew up with this product as my mother (and I) Swore by this product. Haven’t been able to find it for years and keep searching hoping one day it is reinvented. Please tell me it is available !
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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