Oxy Swift-Acting Cough Syrup

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For ordinary coughs due to colds
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
O. H. D. Company
Physical Description
alcohol 2% per fluid oz (drug active ingredients)
chloroform 4.5 minim per fluid oz (drug active ingredients)
box: 6 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 15.875 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle: 6 in x 2 in x 1 in; 15.24 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
Place Made
United States: Delaware, Wilmington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Health & Medicine
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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