Kendall's Persian Pills

Kendall's Persian Pills

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Liver complaints, fever and ague, constipation, etc.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
?; Patent Medicines; Drugs
date made
1882-1906
collection
Reid Drugstore
maker
Dr. B. J. Kendall Company
place made
United States: Vermont, Enosburg Falls
Physical Description
paper (container material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
1984.0351.060
accession number
1984.0351
catalog number
1984.0351.060
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
subject
Fever & Chill Drugs
Blood & Liver Drugs
Laxatives
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

"I just received a copy of Dr. Kendall's "The Doctor At Home " booklet as a gift. It describes a host of human and equine diseases, most of which he proclaims can be treated with his "Persian Pills "! It's a great read but I was hoping to find out what comprised a Persian Pill. The booklet only states that it's a vegetable compound, but does no go into further detail and from your pictures here, I can see that the labeling doesn't shed any light either. Any information (or hints on where to look for more information) is greatly appreciated. Thank you!"

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