Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription

[No indications or uses for this product are provided on its packaging.]
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1930
Physical Description
lady's slipper root (drug active ingredients)
black cohosh root (drug active ingredients)
unicorn root (drug active ingredients)
blue cohosh root (drug active ingredients)
oregon grape root (drug active ingredients)
viburnum (drug active ingredients)
box: 9 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 in; 22.86 cm x 7.9375 cm x 5.08 cm
bottle: 9 1/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 23.495 cm x 7.3025 cm x 4.445 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Canada: Ontario, Bridgeburg
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Women's Health Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

2/23/2017 1:38:10 PM
Nicole White
I have found a bottle of Dr. Pierces Favorite prescription tablets. The cork is secure but broken off at the top. The bottle seems to be full with the medicine and it contains a brown folded paper I can only assume is the instruction pamphlet
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