This bottle contains Vapo – Cresolene, a patented medicine that was used for upper respiratory issues. It was transformed into a gaseous state which a patient could breathe in, by use of a patented oil lamp. According to the packaging, this product was designed to treat whooping cough, bronchitis, spasmodic croup, and asthma.
The Vapo – Cresolene Company was located in New York N.Y.
3.5 x 3.5 x 10.8
All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.
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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing Historical Collection. (2017). "Vapo - Cresolene Bottle" [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/150