The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
A tonic for women
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1920
Thacher Medicine Company
Physical Description
glass (overall packaging material)
alcohol 18% (drug active ingredients)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3 in x 1.625 cm; 21.59 cm x 7.62 cm x 5/8 in
Place Made
United States: Tennessee, Chattanooga
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Women's Health Products
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

8/25/2016 4:43:47 PM
debi hacker
is there any information about what the contents of this medication were, or specifically what it "achieved"? I am curious as to whether this was meant for menstrual cramps, or as an abortificant. (found an example of this bottle at an archaeological site we are researching). Thanks!
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