Zemo Antiseptic Lotion For Skin & Scalp

Zemo Antiseptic Lotion For Skin & Scalp

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Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
Bottle; Bottle, OTC Preparation; Containers
E.W. Rose Co.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Physical Description
colorless (container color)
glass (container material)
flint ware (container popular color name)
rectangular (container shape)
overall: 6 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 15.875 cm x 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Skin
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I found out about Zemo back ihe 70s in a Reader’s Digest book. It was $1.79 a tube and worked/cured my eczema. My mom took me to 3 different drs. The ointment tge Dermatologist gave me was useless. Too bad it’s no longer available; it would help so many people! There is an ointment called Zema...not sure if it is the same. I know for a fact Zemo had zinc in it.
My Mother used Zemo on all my 6 siblings and my mosquito bites.
As a child I suffered from eczema on my feet that itched terribly. My mother would apply Zemo and then blow, because it had a high concentration of alcohool and burned like crazy. Can't remember if it quelled the itch but assume that it did.

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