Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For women having the symptoms often associated with Change of Life, "Female Nerves," and periodic menstrual pain, due to functional causes only. (If these symptoms are due to any organic cause you should consult your doctor.) Gentle stomach tonic effect.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
date made
after 1949
Sherman Pharmacy
Pierce's Proprietaries, Inc.
Physical Description
blue cohosh root (drug active ingredients)
black cohosh root (drug active ingredients)
oregon grape root (drug active ingredients)
black haw (drug active ingredients)
valerian root (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
metal (container material)
cardboard (container material)
box: 8 5/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 in; 21.9075 cm x 7.9375 cm x 5.08 cm
bottle: 8 1/2 in x 3 in x 1 7/8 in; 21.59 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Women's Health Products
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman, New York
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Balm of America
Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman, New York
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
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