Partola Laxative

Partola Laxative

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: An aid to good health. Candy laxative and internal antiseptic.
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1923
maker
Partola Products Co.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Measurements
overall: 2.3 cm x 4.8 cm x 3.8 cm; 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in
overall: 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.2225 cm x 4.7625 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1979.0798.408
catalog number
1979.0798.408
accession number
1979.0798
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
subject
Laxatives
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Exhibition
Object Project
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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Comments

My mother was born in New York City in 1911. She told me that on the risers of the steps to the subway stations were advertisements for Partola that read, "Partola works while you sleep." She thought it was quite funny. So do I.
"I used Partola as a child, it was mild and performed great. What was the ingediants for Partola?"

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