The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For the promotion of proper fecal consistency and the restoration of normal bowel habit time
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1934
Petrolager Laboratories
Physical Description
mineral oil (drug active ingredients)
agar-agar (drug active ingredients)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.985 cm
bottle: 7 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 20.0025 cm x 6.985 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

7/19/2013 10:31:19 AM
This thick white mixture was so good to the taste that my sister and I once ate a whole bottle together. A real party that lasted for days after!
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