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Medicine

Object Number: 
2002.1.761
Date: 
1920-1950
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in.
Description: 
This tiny rectangular tin is red with white lettering and reads "Rectal Medicone/ Anesthetic/ Astringent" with a picture of a suppository. The back has instructions for use and the maker "Medicone Co. New York, N.Y.".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group