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Catalog Number 1982.219.016
Description Tanipaste Box, c. 1941-1945. Part of Block Warden's first aid kit used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA. Cardboard box has a beige background with black ink text. A wide horizontal stripe bordered by two thin white lines decorates the box on all sides. Text on front from top to bottom reads, "One and One-half Ounces / Tanipaste / Trademark, Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. / An application for use in the treatment of burns / MADE IN U.S.A The Upjohn Company Kalamazoo, Mich." The top of the box has an "UPJOHN" logo at center that shows a graphic of a hand. "Tanipaste" is printed at center on both sides of the box. The bottom of the box has small text that reads, "Contains: / Tannic Acid, 10.0% / Secondary-amyltricresols, 1.0% / Directions for Use: For minor burns (or sunburn)--Tanipaste should be appied liberally / to the burned surface as soon as possible. Keep the area well covered with it for twenty-four hours. / Bandages are not necessary, but if used, sticking may be prevented by covering the treated area first / with ordinary cleansing tissue or, if available, with a thin sheet of transparent, impervious surgical / tissue. In removing dressings, if there is any tendency to stick, moisten with sterile water. / For severe burns--Prompt application of a thick layer of Tanipaste will promote comfort and / facilitate further treatment by the physician. / REQ / The Upjohn Company."
Object Name Container, Medicine
Collection 3D - Medical & Psychological Tools & Equipment
Title Tanipaste Box, c. 1941-1945
Date c. 1941-1945
Creator Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "One and One-half Ounces / Tanipaste / Trademark, Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. / An application for use in the treatment of burns / MADE IN U.S.A The Upjohn Company Kalamazoo, Mich" (printed on front of box); "UPJOHN" logo (top center of box with graphic of a hand); "Tanipaste" (printed at center on both sides of box); "Contains: / Tannic Acid, 10.0% / Secondary-amyltricresols, 1.0% / Directions for Use: For minor burns (or sunburn)--Tanipaste should be appied liberally / to the burned surface as soon as possible. Keep the area well covered with it for twenty-four hours. / Bandages are not necessary, but if used, sticking may be prevented by covering the treated area first / with ordinary cleansing tissue or, if available, with a thin sheet of transparent, impervious surgical / tissue. In removing dressings, if there is any tendency to stick, moisten with sterile water. / For severe burns--Prompt application of a thick layer of Tanipaste will promote comfort and / facilitate further treatment by the physician. / REQ / The Upjohn Company" (small text on bottom of box).
Provenance Part of Block Warden's first aid kit used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA
Dimensions H-1.125 W-5.375 D-1.125 inches
Search Terms Boxes
Browning, Gladys M.
First Aid
Medical Equipment
World War II
World War Two
WWII
Subjects First aid
Medical aspects of war
Medical equipment & supplies
War
World War II
People Browning, Gladys M.