Allen's Lung Balsam

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For the cure of all affections of the lungs, throat and chest, such as consumption, colds, coughs, asthma, bronchitis, croup, whooping cough, pain or oppression of the chest, hoarseness, spitting of blood and all pulmonary diseases
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
J. N. Harris and Company
Physical Description
glass (container packaging material)
cardboard (container packaging material)
box: 6 1/8 in x 1 15/16 in x 1 1/16 in; 15.5575 cm x 4.92125 cm x 2.69875 cm
bottle: 5 13/16 in x 1 13/16 in x 7/8 in; 14.76375 cm x 4.60375 cm x 2.2225 cm
Place Made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
ID Number
catalog number
serial number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
Balm of America
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Holcombe, Henry Woodruff. Patent Medicine Tax Stamps: A History of the Firms Using United States Private Die Proprietary Medicine Tax Stamps
Wilson, William L.. 19th Century Medicine in Glass
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