Bull's Cough Syrup

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Coughs, colds, hoarseness, bronchitis, grippe cough, croup, whooping cough and measles cough; also to relieve cough of asthmatic and consumptive patients in incipient or advanced stages of their disease
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1906
A. C. Meyer and Company
Physical Description
alcohol (drug active ingredients)
paper (packaging material)
glass (container material)
bottle in box: 6 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1.375 cm; 16.1925 cm x 5.715 cm x 17/32 in
paper-wrapped pill: 1/2 in x 1 in x 1/8 in; 1.27 cm x 2.54 cm x .3175 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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