Father John's Medicine

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A nutritive tonic and a wholesome medicine. Recommended for relief of coughs due to colds and throat irritation resulting from colds by its soothing effect on the throat.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1960
maker
Father John's Medicine Company
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
Physical Description
cod liver oil (drug active ingredients)
gum arabic (drug active ingredients)
glycerin (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
box: 9 1/4 in x 3 in x 1 3/4 in; 23.495 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.445 cm
bottle: 9 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 22.86 cm x 7.3025 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
1979.0798.004
accession number
1979.0798
catalog number
1979.0798.004
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
subject
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

My mom gave us this medicine when me and my brothers and sister were little. She kept a bottle of this in the medicine cabinet, This stuff works, now I will be giving it to my grandkids.
My Grandmother made us take this every morning when we visited for summer vacation. Wanted to know if it can still be purchased?
My mom gave us this a kids as a preventive medicine before flu season. I swear to you I have only had the flu once I my life and that was after I moved out off her home. I still take it now and can't help but share its benefits with others when they ask.

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