Gelatin Coated No. 155 Cascara Sagrada Nux Vomica and Belladonna Pills

Gelatin Coated No. 155 Cascara Sagrada Nux Vomica and Belladonna Pills

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use as a laxative, cathartic, hepatic and intestinal tonic. It relieves constipation by restoring tonicity to the bowels. [Physicians' Manual of Therapeutics: Referring especially to the products of the pharmaceutical and biological laboratories of Parke, Davis & Company, 1901]
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Object Name
Other Terms
Pharmaceuticals; Drugs; Non-Liquid
date made
ca 1890s
Parke, Davis and Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (label material)
Ext. Cascara Sag., 2 gr. (drug active ingredient)
Ext. Nux Vomica, 1/8 gr. (drug active ingredient)
Ext. Belladonna, 1/16 gr. (drug active ingredient)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 in; 8.89 cm x 3.4925 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John C. Helenore
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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