Dr. J. Walker's California Vinegar Bitters

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
The great blood purifier and life-giving principle. A remedy for dyspepsia, indigestion, rheumatism, diarrhea, consumption, catarrh, bronchitis, neuralgia, headache, boils and ulcers, sore eyes, dropsy, scald head, paralysis, erysipelas, scrofula, tetter, skin diseases, bilious, remittent and intermittent fevers. Pains in the back, shoulders, heart and chest, liver and kidney complaints, stomach ache, jaundice, gout and fits, dizziness, colds and coughs, croup, palpitations of the heart, lead colic, nausea, biliousness, dysentary, piles, etc. Pin, tape and other worms lurking in the system of so many thousands are effectually destroyed and removed. For female complaints, in young or old, married or single, at the dawn of womanhood or the turn of life, this tonic bitters has no equal. Aperient, diaphoretic and carminative, nutritious, laxative, diuretic, sedative, counter-irritant, sudorific, alterative, and anti-bilious.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1886
R. H. McDonald Drug Company
Physical Description
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
cardboard (container material)
box: 9 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 24.13 cm x 7.9375 cm x 7.9375 cm
bottle: 8 1/4 in x 3 in; 20.955 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Women's Health Products
Blood & Liver Drugs
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Fever & Chill Drugs
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Balm of America
Health & Medicine
Vermifuges & Parasiticides
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Holstein
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