Gray's Glycerine Tonic Comp.

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A tonic of broad application. Indicated whenever a general tonic is needed or desired. Stimulates the appetite, aids digestion, increases assimilation and promotes the nutrition.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1910-1940
Purdue Frederick Company
Physical Description
alcohol, 11% (drug active ingredients)
glycerine (drug active ingredients)
sherry wine (drug active ingredients)
gentian (drug active ingredients)
taraxacum (drug active ingredients)
phosphoric acid (drug active ingredients)
carminatives (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
metal (container material)
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 in; 13.97 cm x 6.0325 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Dietary/ Nutritional Supplements & Reducing Aids
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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