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Glittering, mesmerizing, lifesaving: Hospital exhibit showcases minerals used in medicine

Creator:
Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:51:14 +0000
Topic:
Science  Search this
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Lilly's Granular Effervescent Vichy

Maker:
Eli Lilly and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 14 cm x 4.2 cm x 4.2 cm; 5 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in
overall: 5 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
pharmaceutical
Other Terms:
otc preparation; Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid
Place Made:
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Date made:
1906-1918
1906-1908
Subject:
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward Mogull
ID Number:
MG.M-12151.02
Accession number:
271464
Catalog number:
M-12151.02
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National Museum of American History
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Hymacal Wafers

Maker:
Rossmar Laboratories Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 1.905 cm
overall: 2 7/8 in x 3/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Other Terms:
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid
ID Number:
MG.314016.099
Catalog number:
314016.099
Accession number:
314016
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Hymacal Wafers

Maker:
Rossmar Laboratories Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 1.905 cm
overall: 2 7/8 in x 3/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Other Terms:
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number:
MG.314016.098
Catalog number:
314016.098
Accession number:
314016
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Hymacal Wafers

Maker:
Rossmar Laboratories Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 1.905 cm
overall: 2 7/8 in x 3/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Other Terms:
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number:
MG.314016.100
Catalog number:
314016.100
Accession number:
314016
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National Museum of American History
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A.D.S. Sodamint Tablets

Maker:
American Druggists Syndicate  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x .625 cm; 6.35 cm x 3.81 cm x 1/4 in
Object Name:
otc preparation
Other Terms:
Drugs
Place Made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
after 1904
ca 1930
Subject:
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs  Search this
ID Number:
MG.293320.1167
Catalog number:
293320.1167
Accession number:
293320
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National Museum of American History
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Tums Antacid Sample - Eat Like Candy - Stomach Distress

Object Name:
otc preparation
ID Number:
CL.297583.021
Accession number:
297583
Catalog number:
297583.021
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National Museum of American History
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BiSoDoL Mints

Maker:
BiSoDol Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (container material)
sodium bicarbonate (drug active ingredients)
calcium carbonate (drug active ingredients)
magnesium hydroxide (drug active ingredients)
bismuth subcarbonate (drug active ingredients)
peppermint (drug active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 7.2 cm x .7 cm; x 2 13/16 in x 1/4 in
overall: 3/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in; .9525 cm x 7.3025 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Object Type:
OTC Preparation
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Date made:
post 1938
1938-1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
ID Number:
2008.0018.007
Catalog number:
2008.0018.007
Accession number:
2008.0018
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National Museum of American History
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Davis & Lawrence Milnesia Tablets

Maker:
Davis & Lawrence Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (container material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.1 cm x 9.4 cm x .7 cm; 2 13/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 1/4 in
Object Name:
otc preparation
Object Type:
OTC Preparation
Place made:
Canada: Quebec, Montreal
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
ID Number:
2008.0018.022
Accession number:
2008.0018
Catalog number:
2008.0018.022
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Warner's Original Lithia Water Tablets

Maker:
William R. Warner and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (container material)
cork (stopper material)
citrate lithia, 4.85 grains per tablet (drug active ingredient)
Measurements:
overall: 9.7 cm x 3.9 cm x 3.9 cm; 3 13/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 3 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Object Type:
OTC Preparation
Place Made:
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
Date made:
1908 - 1918
1908-1918
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
ID Number:
2008.0018.100
Catalog number:
2008.0018.100
Accession number:
2008.0018
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National Museum of American History
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Andrews Liver Salt

Maker:
Scott & Turner, Limited  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (container material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Object Type:
OTC Preparation
Place Made:
United Kingdom: England, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date made:
ca 1940
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
ID Number:
2008.0018.109
Accession number:
2008.0018
Catalog number:
2008.0018.109
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National Museum of American History
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Green's August Flower

Maker:
Myers Laboratories  Search this
Measurements:
box: 5 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 in; 14.605 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.54 cm
bottle: 4 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 12.065 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.2225 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Warren
Date made:
c. 1930s
Subject:
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs  Search this
Laxatives  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0100.032
Accession number:
2005.0100
Catalog number:
2005.0100.032
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National Museum of American History
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Tums Liquid

Maker:
Norcliff Thayer Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
calcium carbonate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 4.445 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Other Terms:
Drugs
Place made:
United States: New York, Tarrytown
Subject:
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs  Search this
Georgetown Pharmacy  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Matthew E. Donahue, M.D., in memory of Francis Donahue
ID Number:
2002.0136.066
Accession number:
2002.0136
Catalog number:
2002.0136.066
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National Museum of American History
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Maalox No. 2

Maker:
William H. Rorer, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
aluminum hydroxide (overall material)
magnesium (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 5.3975 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Other Terms:
Drugs
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Fort Washington
Subject:
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs  Search this
Georgetown Pharmacy  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Matthew E. Donahue, M.D., in memory of Francis Donahue
ID Number:
2002.0136.082
Accession number:
2002.0136
Catalog number:
2002.0136.082
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National Museum of American History
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Creamalin

Maker:
Winthrop Chemical Company, Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: .08 cm x 5.4 cm x 4.1 cm; 1/16 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in
Object Name:
otc preparation
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Canada: Ontarian, Windsor
Date made:
c. 1955
Subject:
Sterling Drug Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The History Factory
ID Number:
2001.0314.447
Accession number:
2001.0314
Catalog number:
2001.0314.447
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National Museum of American History
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Creamalin

Maker:
Winthrop Chemical Company, Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 12.5 cm x 5.4 cm x 4 cm; 4 15/16 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 9/16 in
Object Name:
otc preparation
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Canada: Ontarian, Windsor
Date made:
c. 1955
Subject:
Sterling Drug Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The History Factory
ID Number:
2001.0314.448
Accession number:
2001.0314
Catalog number:
2001.0314.448
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-b995-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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WinGel Antacid Tablets

Maker:
Sterling Drug, Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 2.9 cm x 16 cm x 6.2 cm; 1 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in x 2 7/16 in
Object Name:
otc preparation
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
c. 1987
Subject:
Sterling Drug Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The History Factory
ID Number:
2001.0314.580
Accession number:
2001.0314
Catalog number:
2001.0314.580
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-cd63-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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WinGel Antacid Tablets

Maker:
Winthrop Laboratories  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 2.6 cm x 16 cm x 6.7 cm; 1 in x 6 5/16 in x 2 5/8 in
Object Name:
otc preparation
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
c. 1967
Subject:
Sterling Drug Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of The History Factory
ID Number:
2001.0314.581
Accession number:
2001.0314
Catalog number:
2001.0314.581
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Laymon's Bromo Chaser

Physical Description:
sodium bicarbonate (overall material)
sodium bromide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 8.255 cm x 1.5875 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Other Terms:
Drugs
Associated Place:
United States: Indiana, Spencer
Subject:
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs  Search this
Nerve & Brain Drugs  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Betty S. and Joseph H. Dial
ID Number:
1999.0319.12
Accession number:
1999.0319
Catalog number:
1999.0319.12
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Percy Medicine - An Antidiarrheal-Antacid

Maker:
Merrick Medicine Company  Search this
Physical Description:
bismuth subnitrate, 959.0 mg (drug active ingredients)
calcium hydroxide, 21.9 mg (drug active ingredients)
potassium carbonate, 5.6 mg (drug active ingredients)
alcohol, 5% (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
paper (label material)
metal (lid material)
distilled water (drug inactive ingredients)
ethyl alcohol (drug inactive ingredients)
glycerine (drug inactive ingredients)
gum arabic (drug inactive ingredients)
rhubarb fluidextract (drug inactive ingredients)
sugar (drug inactive ingredients)
flavors (drug inactive ingredients)
Measurements:
box: 6 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 16.51 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle: 5 in x 2 in x 1 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.8575 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Place made:
United States: Texas, Waco
Date made:
1996-1999
Credit Line:
Mary Louise San Miguel in memory of Robert Michael San Miguel
ID Number:
1999.0097.5
Accession number:
1999.0097
Catalog number:
1999.0097.5
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National Museum of American History
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