Gude's Pepto-Mangan

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: To provide a direct supply of minerals; to help build hemoglobin in the blood and stimulate the appetite so that more iron is absorbed from food
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Date made
ca 1930
M. J. Breitenbach Company
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
glass bottle (overall packaging material)
alcohol 16% (drug active ingredients)
peptonates of iron (drug active ingredients)
manganese (drug active ingredients)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 18.415 cm x 6.985 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
Blood & Liver Drugs
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History


I have a "Physicians Memorandum " promotional book from 1903. It was given out by Gude's Pepto-Mangan compliments of MJ Breitenbach Co in New York. It has testimonials from doctors on each page. It belonged to my great uncle. From reading the testimonials this is a miracle drug!
My gramma lined us up in the 50's to take this especially in the winter it was terrible tasting but she was a believer in it.
"My mother used to take this in pill form. She swore by it, said it changed her energy completely for the good."

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