The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: Used in gastric hyperacidity, sluggish action of the bowels and headache due to constipation. Helpful where a cooling aperient and antacid is required.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1930
American Apothecaries Company
Physical Description
paper wrapper (overall packaging material)
glass bottle (overall packaging material)
potassium (drug active ingredients)
sodium (drug active ingredients)
lithium (drug active ingredients)
strontium (drug active ingredients)
magnesium (drug active ingredients)
calcium (drug active ingredients)
wrapper: 5 1/8 in x 2 in; 13.0175 cm x 5.08 cm
bottle: 4 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 4.445 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Indigestion & Nausea 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 Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
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