Beggs' Soothing Syrup

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Cures wind colic, cramps, dysentery, canker sore mouth, and banishes pain
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
before 1906
maker
Beggs Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
glass (overall packaging material)
liquid (overall medicine)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 1 3/16 in x 1 3/16 in x 3.5 cm; 12.7 cm x 3.01625 cm x 3.01625 cm x 1 3/8 in
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
MG*M-10426.73
catalog number
M-10426
accession number
246707
subject
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Diarrhea Drugs
Infant & Children's Products - Pediatrics
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I recently found a Beggs' Soothing Syrup bottle in a river, and it's in great condition with no cracks, and I think only a tiny chip on the bottle's lip. "Beggs' Soothing Syrup " is molded on the side of the bottle and it's about 5-6 inches tall. Was this one of those drugs that they put morphine in to calm children? I'm extremely excited about this find!"

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