Atwood's Jaundice Bitters

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Recommended for jaundice, headache, dyspepsia, worms, dizziness, loss of appetite, darting pains, colds and fevers. For cleansing the blood of humors and moistening the skin. Also for liver complaints, strangury, dropsy, croup and phthisis.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
Hall & Ruckel
Physical Description
alcohol 16% (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
cork (container material)
overall: 6 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 16.8275 cm x 5.715 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Blood & Liver Drugs
Health & Medicine
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Vermifuges & Parasiticides
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Fever & Chill Drugs
Balm of America
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

8/26/2016 8:50:36 PM
Mary Ryan
As a child, my 5year older brother and I were given a teaspoonful of Atwoods Bitters every Saturday night before bed, My mother said it was a "blood cleaer" and that we would never have acne by taking the dosage. Neither of us ever had acne, I am now 77 years old.
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