Johnson's American Anodyne Liniment

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For coughs, colds, grippy cold, colic, asthmatic distress, bronchial colds, nasal catarrh, cholera morbus, cramps, diarrhea, bruises, common sore throat, burns and scalds, chaps and chafing, chilblains, frost bites, muscular rheumatism, soreness, sprains and strains
Currently not on view
Date made
after 1906
I. S. Johnson and Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
ether 26 minims per ounce (drug active ingredients)
overall: 5 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Diarrhea Drugs
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History


Today's Ebay listings [7 September 2017] included a fairly good condition I. S. Johnson's Anodyne Liniment wooden [knotty pine?] shipping crate with handsomely stenciled ends and finger-jointed corners.
Found a Johnson's American Anodyne Liniment bottle in East River Nova Scotia in great condition. Nice to know how old it is .

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