Chichesters (or Chi-ches-ters or with 's) English Pennyroyal Diamond
Brand pills for menstruation problems like pain, scanty or no menses (amenorrhea,
dysmenorrhea), and probably abortion, 1890s-early 20th century, U.S.A.
Box, after 1951
Harry Finley created the images.
I thank the retired teacher who donated this material!
Below: Going by the 2nd picture, this box
appeared after 1951. It measures 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.5" (6.3 x 3.6 x 1.2
Note that the ingredients changed from the last formulation.
The ingredients (it
looks as if the company got out of the abortion business):
Acetophenetidin: according to http://www.answers.com/topic/acetophenetidin?cat=health
[it's] A white powder or crystalline solid, CH3CONHC6H4OC2H5, derived
coal tar and used in medicine to reduce fever and relieve pain. Also called
Ephedrine sulfate: according to http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/DVH/Uses/0,3915,7994%7CEphedrine+Sulfate,00.html
EPHEDRINE is a medicine that opens up your air passages and makes breathing
It is a medicine for patients with various lung problems such as asthma
Para-amino benzoic acid (PABA): according
[it's] a colorless para-substituted aminobenzoic acid that is a growth
factor of the
vitamin B complex and is used as a sunscreen -- called also PABA
Below: The long sides. I can't figure out
the 2d line of text on the right-hand image.
Below: The text on the ends is identical.
The box contained only the instructions, below.
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