DeWitt's Pills

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A diuretic stimulant for the kidneys to promote the flow of urine, combined with analgesic (pain relieving) action. Aids in alleviating muscular aches and pains, restlessness, dizziness, backache, headache, getting up at nights, loss of energy if caused by sluggish kidneys.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1940
E. C. DeWitt and Company
Physical Description
pot. nit. (drug active ingredients)
salicylamide (drug active ingredients)
buchu (drug active ingredients)
methylene blue (drug active ingredients)
uva ursi (drug active ingredients)
caffeine alk. (drug active ingredients)
overall: 6.4 cm x 3.8 cm x 1.9 cm; 2 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 3/4 in
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.905 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Kidney & Urinary 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 Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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