Dr. Pierce's Alterative Extract or Golden Medical Discovery

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For the cure of all severe, chronic or lingering coughs, bronchitis, laryngitis, weak lungs, bleeding from lungs, public speaker's sore throat, hoarseness and suppression or loss of voice. A remedy for torpor of liver (generally termed "liver complaint" or "biliousness") and for habitual constipation of the bowels. For loss of appetite, indigestion and dyspepsia, and for general nervous disability or prostration, in either sex. An alterative, or blood purifier; valuable in all forms of scrofulous and other blood diseases. For skin diseases, eruptions, pimples, rashes and blotches, boils, ulcers, sores, and swellings, arising from impure blood.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1890-1906
ca 1898
ca 1900
Physical Description
pure water (drug active ingredients)
borate of soda (drug active ingredients)
golden seal root (drug active ingredients)
queen's root (drug active ingredients)
stone root (drug active ingredients)
black cherrybark (drug active ingredients)
bloodroot (drug active ingredients)
mandrake root (drug active ingredients)
glycerine (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
box: 9 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 22.86 cm x 8.5725 cm x 5.3975 cm
bottle: 8 3/8 in x 3 in x 1 3/4 in; 21.2725 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.445 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
MG*M-10766 [dup11]
catalog number
M-10766
accession number
256193
subject
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
Blood & Liver Drugs
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Laxatives
Nerve & Brain Drugs
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Health & Medicine
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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
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