Godfrey's Cordial

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A narcotic sedative used in the treatment of flatulent colic pain or as directed by a physician
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1938
Loewy Drug Company
Physical Description
opium, 1.6 grams per fluid ounce (drug active ingredients)
alcohol, 5% (drug active ingredients)
potassium carbonate (drug active ingredients)
sassafras oil (drug active ingredients)
overall: 11.3 cm x 4.8 cm x 2.3 cm; 4 7/16 in x 1 7/8 in x 7/8 in
overall: 4 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 in; 11.43 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Ben Posen
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