Baby Percy Medicine or Dr. McDonald's Celebrated Prescription

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For diarrhea, indigestion, cholera infantum and summer complaints of children. Relieves sour stomach instantly. A safe and reliable teething and colic medicine for babies.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
before 1938
Merrick Medicine Company
Physical Description
rhubarb compound (drug active ingredients)
bismuth (drug active ingredients)
alcohol 5% (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
cork (container material)
cardboard (packaging material)
box: 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle: 5 1/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.8575 cm
Place Made
United States: Texas, Waco
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Infant & Children's Products - Pediatrics
Diarrhea Drugs
Health & Medicine
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
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