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Cardoseptic Tablets (Formerly called "Cardui Wash")

Cardoseptic Tablets (Formerly called "Cardui Wash")

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For diseases of the female organs, such as leucorrhea (whites), pelvic catarrh, pain, irritation, inflammation, congestion or ulceration of the womb or ovaries, profuse, scanty, or painful menstruation, flooding, itching, or other local irritation
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
Reid Drugstore
Chattanooga Medicine Company
place made
United States: Tennessee, Chattanooga
Physical Description
metal (container material)
overall: 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 8.255 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
Women's Health Products
Women's Health
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Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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