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Object ID 002476

Object Name Foley Kidney Pills

Object Desc Small box for Foley Kidney Pills with full pill bottle and instructions inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002214a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1906

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Medicine,Foley & Co.,Kidneys,Bladder,Pills,

Title Foley Kidney Pills

Description Small box (a) with pill bottle (b) and instructions (c) inside. Top of the box reads: "Foley Kidney Pills aid in purifying the blood and cleansing the system." Bottom: For backache, weak kidneys, congestion of the kidneys, inflammation of the bladder, gravel, urinary troubles, swollen joints, and rheumatism." Back: "Foley kidney Pills are guaranteed not to contain any Opiates or habit forming drugs, and are a safe remedy. FOR KIDNEY AND BLADDER DISORDERS." Detailed instructions included inside box, and the bottle has brief instructions pasted on.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 3

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurements are of the box with its contents inside.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Foley & Co.

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2214a-c



Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The box is fairly worn, but the instructions and pill bottle inside have never been removed. All pills are intact inside the corked pill bottle.


Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 4, Shelf 14 - automatic entry by admin