Father John's Medicine

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
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1960
maker
Father John's Medicine Company
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
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
ID Number
1979.0798.004
accession number
1979.0798
catalog number
1979.0798.004
subject
Health & Medicine
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Balm of America
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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

6/6/2015 1:36:30 PM
Senita Craigen
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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