Stark's Headache Powders

Stark's Headache Powders

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For relief of simple headache and neuralgia pains and minor menstrual discomforts.
Directions: Put powder on tongue, take with drink of water. Repeat in 3 or 4 hours if necessary.
Warning: Too frequent use may be injurious. Do not take more than 3 powders in 24 hours. Not for use by Children.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
?; Patent Medicines; Drugs
date made
ca 1920s
Reid Drugstore
Starks and Company
place made
United States: Kentucky, Midway
Physical Description
acetophenitidine [acetophenetidin], 5 grains (drug active ingredients)
caffeine (drug active ingredients)
soda (drug active ingredients)
paper (powder wrapper material)
cardboard (container material)
overall: 2 1/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 9.2075 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
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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