K. & M. Effervescent Bromo Caffeine

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For brain workers. This delightful effervescent salt is an almost certain remedy for the relief of the nervous headache resulting from overtaxed mental energy or excitement, acute attacks of indigestion, the depression following alcoholic excesses, the supra-sensitiveness of chloral, morphia, and opium habitues, and with ladies the headache and backache of neurasthenia, hysteria, dysmenorrhoea and kindred disorders. A great boon and prompt source of relief in almost all cases of headache and distress attending mental fatigue and physical exhaustion, it commends itself especially to physicians, teachers, clergyman, lawyers, merchants and others following professions or pursuits requiring nerve energy subjecting to mental strain.
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Object Name
otc preparation
date made
Keasbey and Mattison Company
Physical Description
guarana (drug active ingredients)
hydrobromic acid (drug active ingredients)
caffeine (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
overall: 6 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Ambler
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Women's Health Products
Health & Medicine
Nerve & Brain Drugs
Balm of America
Botanical Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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