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Object ID Number:
PH294
Object Name:
Ovesitans
Type:
Combination Tablets
Manufactured from:
1910
Manufactured to:
1940
Description / History:
Ovesitans
Capsulated by Philadelphia Capsule Company nc., Philadelphia, PA

Ovesitans were encapsulated combination pills that claimed weight–loss ability, and was prescribed in treatment of obesity. The brown glass bottle contained 500 green encapsulated tablets with a black bakalite screw top.

Tablet forumation: Strychnine Sulfate (1/200 gr.), Barium Iodide (1/10 gr.), Leptandrin (1/8 gr.), Thyroid Gland (1 gr.), Phytolaccin (1/8 gr.).
Dimensions:
H–4.75 L–1.75 D–1.75 inches
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