Adamson's Cough Balsam

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Treatment for coughs, colds, sore throat, bronchitis, bleeding and soreness of lungs, whooping cough
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1938
F. W. Kinsman and Company
Physical Description
alcohol 1 1/2% (drug active ingredients)
lobelia (drug active ingredients)
bloodroot (drug active ingredients)
rioipacec (drug active ingredients)
capsicum (drug active ingredients)
gum camphor (drug active ingredients)
gum resin myrrh (drug active ingredients)
resin guiac (drug active ingredients)
balsam tolu (drug active ingredients)
tartar emetic (drug active ingredients)
overall: 5 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 14.2875 cm x 6.35 cm x 3.81 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Respiratory & Asthma 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
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