Beggs' Soothing Syrup

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Cures wind colic, cramps, dysentery, canker sore mouth, and banishes pain
Currently not on view
Date made
before 1906
Beggs Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
glass (overall packaging material)
liquid (overall medicine)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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


"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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