Mt. Pleasant's Cough Syrup

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For coughs due to colds
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1906
after 1938
Mount Pleasant Medicine Company
Physical Description
lung flower (pleurisy-root) (drug active ingredients)
alcohol .3% (drug active ingredients)
sugar (drug active ingredients)
"inert" menthol (drug active ingredients)
tar (drug active ingredients)
wild cherry (drug active ingredients)
creosote (drug active ingredients)
aromatic spirits ammonia (drug active ingredients)
overall: 5 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 in; 13.0175 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.54 cm
Place Made
United States: Virginia, Richmond
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Catarrh, Cough & Cold 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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