Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sheppard Street Pharmacy, Park and Sheppard St., Richmond, Virginia - Monthly Statement, October 1938, for "Pam Moss"

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This woman (if that is "Pam") had about 5-6 prescriptions filled during the month of October in 1938 - not counting refills. Kleenex, adhesive tape, thyroid tablets, soap.... Can anyone make out the writing and give me the total list here? Thanks.


3 comments:

Joel said...

Hi Ray, I thought I'd give it a try:

Prescription refill

Prescription

Pint of Mineral Oil

6 bars of Woodbury Soap

Empirin Compound (A brand name for aspirin)

Neet (A brand name for Deet. Short for "Neet Deet."A commercially available mossquito and midge repellent which used or uses diethyltoluamide, referred to as DEET. Was or is available in spray or liquid form. The proportion of DEET in such a product varies; from 10% - 100%. (The 100% products are recommended for application to clothing. I remember as a child, during the summer it was sprayed from the back of truck by the cities to make a fog to kill mosquitos etc.)

Empirin Codeine (Aspirin and codeine phosphate tablets for oral administration combine the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and stearic acid.)

Prescription

Thyroid Tablets
Kleenex Tissues

Bocaral Powder (A compound powder of boric acid, alum, carbolic acid, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, menthol and thymol made by Sharp & Dohme company of Baltimore who adoped the name Bocaral. Used for a dry dressing to infected wounds and in sollution as a spray in for inflamed mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.)

Prescription

2 Ipana Toothpaste (Bristol-Myers's Ipana was the most popular U.S. toothpaste or powder from 1936 to 1945. Discontinued in the 1970s)

Another Box of Kleenex

2 Magazines

6 b,C,C, 30 6 bottles of 12 (This I do not know. Perhaps "BC" headache compound???)

4 packs Old Gold Cigarettes (Lorillard Tobacco Company)

Adhesive Tape (White cotton cloth tape)

Bottle of Ephedrine and Merthiolate Bottle [Eli Lille\y Co., Solution #47]

Prescription

Prescription

Ray, said...

Joel - Thanks - Great job!!!

- Ray

pharmacy personal statement said...

Well, I am not sure about how well this prescription work but I would really recommend to go for Empirin Codeine (Aspirin and codeine phosphate tablets for oral administration combine the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and stearic acid.)