Vicks Vaporub Salve

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
An auxillary treatment for certain forms of inflammation and congestion
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1924
Vick Chemical Company
overall: .5 cm x 4 cm; 3/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; .635 cm x 4.1275 cm
Place Made
United States: North Carolina, Greensboro
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Health & Medicine
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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