H.R. Stevens' Familine Family Balsam

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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
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United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
balsam (composed of barks, roots and resinous gums from native forests) (drug active ingredients)
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
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Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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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