Lightning Cough Drops

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
An expectorant cough syrup for coughs, colds, croup, consumption and all pulmonary diseases. For bronchitis, sore throat, catarrh, whooping cough, asthma.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1900
Herb Medicine Company
overall: 5 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 in; 13.97 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.54 cm
Place Made
United States: West Virginia, Weston
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
Balm of America
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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