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Rhinoceros Bezoar Pills

Rhinoceros Bezoar Pills

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For the treatement of abscess, carbuncle and tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands. Also used successfully in the treatment of women's mastitis.
3.125 grams orally each time. To be taken with boiled water.
Not indicated for pregnant women.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
maker
China National Tea and Native Produce Import and Export Corporation
Measurements
overall: 6.4 cm x 1.7 cm x 1.7 cm; 2 1/2 in x 11/16 in x 11/16 in
box: 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 6.6675 cm x 1.5875 cm
vial: 2 3/8 in x 5/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
1989.0711.47
accession number
1989.0711
catalog number
1989.0711.47
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. James Harvey Young
subject
Foreign & Imported Products
[NO SUBJECT]
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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