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Accession # SRM1982-50.4

Medicine bottle

1842-1870


"Barry's Tricopherous for the Skin and Hair" was made by Alexander C. Barry of New York City. It was used to remove warts, soothe skin blisters, and treat hair loss and dandruff. The ingredients included alcohol, castor oil and tincture of cantharides--made from the secretions of blister beetles.




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