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Dr R Schiffmann's Asthmador Cigarettes

Dr R Schiffmann's Asthmador Cigarettes

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Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1906
date made
1940's
maker
R. Schiffman Co.
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
stramonium (drug active ingredients)
belladonna (drug active ingredients)
paper (packaging material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.5 cm x 11 cm x 2 cm; 3 3/8 in x 4 5/16 in x 13/16 in
overall: 3 3/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 3/4 in; 8.5725 cm x 11.1125 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1981.0219.058
accession number
1981.0219
catalog number
1981.0219.058
Credit Line
Gift of Robert J. Locurto
subject
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

I used these in early 60’s for asthma relief as a pre teen to get me thru asthma attacks. I even smoked them in principals office. The smelled horrible and tasted real bad.
I vividly remember my 90 year old grandfather smoking these and it seemed to relieve his asthma symptoms ( in the 1950s).

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