H.R. Stevens' Familine Family Balsam

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For relief of pain and inflammation; for external and internal use; complaints include sprains, bruises, burns, scalds, chilblains, frost-bites, chafes, corns, cramps, chapped lips and hands, wasp stings, insect bites, poisoning by dogwood or ivy, canker, lame back, stiff joints, stiff neck, neuralgia, piles, rheumatic pains, swelling of joints, bunions, hoarseness, sore throat, croup
Location
Currently not on view
copyright date
1879
maker
H.R.Stevens
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
balsam (composed of barks, roots and resinous gums from native forests) (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
box: 5 5/8 in x 2 in x 1 1/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.8575 cm
bottle: 5 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
MG.274347.159
catalog number
274347.159
accession number
274347
subject
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

We found a very large trunk full of H.R. Stevens Familine Family Balsam bottles up in the attic of the barn when we moved to Main St in Dover, MA in 1964.

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