The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: For coughs, colds, hoarseness, bronchial coughs and irritations of the throat
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1920
International Laboratories
Physical Description
cardboard box (overall packaging material)
glass bottle (overall packaging material)
chloroform 8 minims per ounce (drug active ingredients)
box: 3 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 3.4925 cm x 3.4925 cm
bottle: 3 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 8.5725 cm x 3.175 cm
Place Made
United States: Vermont, Burlington
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
Health & Medicine
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 Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
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