Colden's Liquid Beef Tonic with Iron

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Digestive stimulant and as a nutritive and ferruginous tonic to sharpen appetite, increase quality and quantity of digestive juices, tone and strengthen gastro-intestinal muscles, better digestion of food and more thoroughly absorbed and utilized, and improvement of general nutrition of the body
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Object Name
otc preparation
date made
Charles N. Crittenton Company
Physical Description
alcohol (drug active ingredients)
beef, extract of (drug active ingredients)
cane sugar (drug active ingredients)
citrate of iron and ammonium (drug active ingredients)
cinchona bark (drug active ingredients)
gentian root (drug active ingredients)
aromatics (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (packaging material)
paper (label material)
glass (container material)
metal (part: seal material)
box: 10 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 26.67 cm x 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm
bottle: 9 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in; 25.0825 cm x 7.3025 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Grodanz, David's Pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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