Ferro China De Angelis Calisaya Bark and Iron Tonic

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Best cure for anemia, paleness, malaria, stomach diseases, loss of appetite and general debility. The continued use will strengthen the organism, and prevent many diseases.
[cited in: FDA Notice of Judgment No. 24672. "Adulteration and misbranding of Ferro China De Angelis ..." 24672. April 1936]
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
ca 1934
Chemical Industrial Company
Physical Description
alcohol, 23.75% (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
cork (container material)
aluminum (container material)
vitamin C, 50 mg per ounce (drug active ingredients)
vitamin B1, 500 units per ounce (drug active ingredients)
cinchona bark, alkaloids of 50 gm (drug active ingredients)
ferric pyrophosphates, soluble, 15.000 gm (drug active ingredients)
overall: 10 in x 3 3/8 in; 25.4 cm x 8.5725 cm
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
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
Credit Line
Gift of Mario Cassinelli, Jr.
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