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Object ID 003050

Object Name Dr. Hobson's Pink Worm Wafers

Object Desc A cardboard box which once held wafers.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002744a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1880

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords boxes,Pfeiffer Chemical Co.,medicine,vermicide,children's medicines,

Title Dr. Hobson's Pink Worm Wafers

Description A formerly pink box has now faded to a cream colored cardboard. The text and designs are in a navy blue. The top is framed with an image of a little girl in a circle. Says "Dr. Hobson's Pink Worm Wafers," "For the removal of round worms and pin worms," "compounded especially for children," with manufacturer information and No. 300. The sides state the quantity and active ingredients in the wafers. The bottom of the box lists directions and a warning. The box features a sliding/drawer opening.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.75

Length 3.31

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Pfeiffer Chemical Co.

Maker Details Henry Pfeiffer began his medicine company in 1901 after years of working in drugstores. The ingredients found in these wafers to kill the worms were poisonous and could lead to convulsions and even total blindness if used in large doses. The company was still in business after 1942.

Maker Mark Pfeiffer Medical Co.


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Image Caption CMY2744A-B



Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The box has lost its original pink color on the outside, but the sides of the drawer still are pink. The pink color has also been scratched off on the sides. There is water damage and molding all over the box, inside and out.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin