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Pheny O-Caffein

Pheny O-Caffein

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Recommended in relieving sick and nervous headache, sciatica, myalgia, neuralgia, rheumatism, and lumbago. A sedative for nervousness and sleeplessness. Allays feverishness, colds, and influenza.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1912
collection
Reid Drugstore
maker
Phenyo-Caffein Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
caffein (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
acetanilid, 2 gr. per pill (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (container material)
paper (container material)
Measurements
box: 1 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 3.4925 cm x 5.715 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
1984.0351.112
accession number
1984.0351
catalog number
1984.0351.112
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
subject
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Nerve & Brain Drugs
Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
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Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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