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1960 - 1990
This is a box of Alka-Seltzer tablets, which originally contained 18 foil packages but now only has four one dose package. Each package contains two tablets that dissolve and fizz in water. Alka-Seltzer is used to treat upset stomach, acid indigestion, heartburn with headaches or body aches and other symptoms that may accompany a cold. According to the box the Alka-Seltzer was produced by Miles Laboratories, INC. located in Elkhart, Indiana. A Price tag from Genovese Pharmacy with the price $1.19 each is stuck to the box (unphotographed)
To view a close up of an Alka-Seltzer tablet foil package please click on the link below.
Number of Pieces
8.3 X 5.2 X 10.2
All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.
The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing: Historical Collection. (2018). "Alka-Seltzer Tablets Box" [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/692