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Varlex Compound

Varlex Compound

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A treatment for the liquor and tobacco habit.
Directions: A teaspoonful should be given 3 times a day at meal time until the patient quits drinking or the use of tobacco in every form. 1/2 to 1/4 teaspoonful at a dose if under 18 years.
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Object Name
otc preparation
addiction treatment
date made
Reid Drugstore
Varlex Mfg. Co.
place made
United States: Missouri, Kansas City
Physical Description
varlex compound (drug active ingredients)
muriate of ammonia, 20 grains (drug active ingredients)
pepsin (scale), 10 grains (drug active ingredients)
water (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (container material)
paper (container material)
overall: 7/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 3/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.0325 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
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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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