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Object ID Number:
PH378
Object Name:
Santonin and Calomel
Manufactured from:
1880
Manufactured to:
1910
Description / History:
Santonin and Calomel
Manufactured by Parke, Davis & Co., Detroit, MI
100 tablets, No. 840

Santonin was a drug used to expel parasitic worms from the body, by either killing or stunning them. The calomel then functioned as a cathartic to efficiently remove the parasitic worms from the digestive tract. The tablet forumation was comprised of Santonin (1/4 gr.) and Calomel (1/4 gr.) with a recommended dose of 1 to 4 tablets. The santonin and calomel tablets were distributed in a dark brown glass bottle with a cork stopper.
Dimensions:
H–3 L–1.25 D–1 inches
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