Sloan's Liniment




Glass medicine bottle with a black cap. The label is an off white fading color with black writing and an image of a man with a thick mustache on the front.


Descriptive Terms

medicine bottles
Bottle, Toilet


"Sloan's Liniment/ REG. U.S. PAT. OFF./ Active Ingredients/ Extract of Capsicum (Cayenne Pepper), Methyl Salicylate, Oil of Camphor Sassafrassy, Turpentine, Oil of Pine./ Dr Earl S Sloan/ Incorporated/ 113 W. 18th St., New York, N.Y./ Laboratories: New York, St. Louis/ Net C..." (Bottom of the front face of the label is torn away.)
"Human Uses Externally: For the relief of Muscular Congestion and Muscular Cramps due to exposure and fatigue, pain from Strains or Muscles and Joint Areas, Minor Sprains, Neuraligia form exposure and drafts, Bruises, mosquito Bites./ general Directions: Apply Sloan's Liniment liberally one tothree times daily, by paating on, using the fingers, a soft cloth, or a piece of absorbent cotton. do not rub and do not bandage after applying the Liniment, as to do so may cuase blistering. Avoid contact with eyes and open wounds/ Note: For children andthose with tender skin, dilute Sloan's Liniment with equal part olive or mineral oil. Apply once or twice daily/ An Efficient counterirritant/ R-42" (printed)
Veterinary Uses Externally: An effective counterirritant liniment for shoulder Lameness due to Sprains; Bruises from kicks; Muscular Soreness; Lameness and Pains from Strains and PSrains; Muscular cramps; Contracted Muscles; Hip, Shoulder, Knee and Ankle Sprains and Strains/ Wind Puffs; Muscular Lameness and Pain due to Over-work and OVer-excercise; Bumble Foot and Frost Bite in Poultry"/ "Directions" Apply freely one to three times daily. Rub well. Will not blister unless applied ....ard rubbing. Do not banadage without diluting with equal parts of rubbing alcohol or olive llloil. Avoid contact with eyes and open wounds/ CAUTION: Combustible mixture. Do not use near fire or flame" (printed)
"Sloan's Liniment/ Made in U.S.A." (scratched into negative)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),




7 x 1.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

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