Dr. Myers' Cough Tablets

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For coughs due to colds and common irritation of the throat. Not simply a "cough drop" but real medication. Will numb the throat and relieve the tickling, huskiness of voice and hoarseness due to colds and exposure. Will also afford relief for common throat irritations.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1905
Myers Remedy Company
Physical Description
calcreose (creosote and lime) (drug active ingredients)
anesthesin (drug active ingredients)
cubeb (drug active ingredients)
balsam tolu (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
elm bark (drug active ingredients)
methyl salicylate (drug active ingredients)
sugar (drug active ingredients)
overall: 3 in x 1 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 3.175 cm
Place Made
United States: West Virginia, Philippi
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Balm of America
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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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