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Selsun Suspension

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Dates
1960
2000
circa 1960-2000
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment, General
Accession Number
015011008
Description
Brown plastic bottle with yellow screw cap; still has some of its contents; contains Selsun Suspension, a shampoo; the front of the bottle contains the name of the drug in brown lettering on a yellow background, and with it are listed the active ingredients, manufacturing information, and quantity;…
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Accession Number
015011008
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Dermatology
Hair
Skin Care
Soaps
Description
Brown plastic bottle with yellow screw cap; still has some of its contents; contains Selsun Suspension, a shampoo; the front of the bottle contains the name of the drug in brown lettering on a yellow background, and with it are listed the active ingredients, manufacturing information, and quantity; below this in white lettering are warnings and five steps of usage instructions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
2000
circa 1960-2000
Date Remarks
Based on other Abbott products in the Collection and their lot numbers, and on date that Abbott copyrighted "Selsun Suspension".
Material
plastic: brown, yellow
ink: yellow, white
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: "SELSUN // SUSPENSION // CONTAINS: SELENIUM SULFIDE 2.5% COMPOUND SUSPENSION // ABBOTT LABORATORIES LTD. // MONTREAL, CANADA // 4 OUNCES LIST 3962 LOT D754-728 2/ // CAUTION: TO BE USED ONLY ON // THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN· // SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING· // WARNING: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. // POISONOUS IF TAKEN INTERNALLY· // DIRECTIONS FOR APPLICATION // 1. Wash hair with soap and water, rinse. // 2. Work 1 or 2 tsp. of medicine into // scalp, using warm water to lather. // Avoid contact with eyes. // 3. Allow medicine to remain on scalp // for approximately 5 minutes. // 4. Rinse scalp thoroughly. // 5. After treatment wash hands thor - // oughly. // KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN // PROTECT FROM LIGHT AND HEAT"; raised on bottom of bottle: "FLEXCEL ® // 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
6.0 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Height
9.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor staining around bottom of cap.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, book
Reference Comments
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1960 By Library of Congress. Copyright Office: https://books.google.ca/books?id=lNcgAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22selsun+suspension%22+%22abbott%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s
WebMD, Drugs & Medications, Selenium Sulfide Shampoo: https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-8706/selenium-sulfide-topical/details
"Doctor... have you tested the effectiveness of... Selsun Suspension (Selenium Suphide, Abbott).", Wellcome Library: https://wellcomelibrary.org/item/b28633611#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=1&z=0.013%2C0.1263%2C0.5147%2C0.3233
Research Facts
Abbott Laboratories copyrighted "Selsun Suspension" in 1960.
Selsun was advertised to relieve itching, burning, and scaling; treating ailments like dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and tinea versicolor. It is an anti-infective which slows the growth of yeasts which cause infections.
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