Dr. DeWitts Cough and Cold Syrup

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For coughs due to colds, colds, minor bronchial irritations.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1930
W. J. Parker Company
Physical Description
alcohol 5% (drug active ingredients)
horehound (drug active ingredients)
tar (drug active ingredients)
wild cherry (drug active ingredients)
glycerine (drug active ingredients)
gum arabic (drug active ingredients)
box: 6 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 17.145 cm x 5.3975 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle: 6 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

10/23/2012 5:45:04 PM
G. Scott Snider
The proprietor of this product was my Great, Great Grandfather - 'thank you' to Mr. and Mrs. Baden for providing it as a part of this important collection.
7/19/2013 10:08:16 AM
John B. Horn
W.J. Parker was my maternal grandfather -- his daughter, Ruth Parker Horn, is 96 years old and used to help her father with distribution through mailings. We have some of the labels, signs, and artifacts from his business.
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