DeWitt's Creosant Expectorant

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Stimulating expectorant for coughs due to colds and soothing for minor bronchial and throat irritations caused by colds.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1940
E. C. DeWitt and Company
Physical Description
alcohol 3% (drug active ingredients)
ammonia chloride (drug active ingredients)
benzocaine (drug active ingredients)
guaiacol (drug active ingredients)
wild cherry (drug active ingredients)
creosote (drug active ingredients)
syrup pine tar (drug active ingredients)
glycerine (drug active ingredients)
box: 6 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 6.0325 cm x 4.1275 cm
bottle: 6 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 6.0325 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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