Tongaline Tablets

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For rheumatism, neuralgia, la grippe, nervous headache, gout, sciatica, or wherever the salicylates are indicated
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
Mellier Drug Company
Physical Description
salicylic acid (from oil of wintergreen) (drug active ingredients)
overall: 5.9 cm x 4.1 cm x 3 cm; 2 5/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 3/16 in
overall: 2 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 4.445 cm x 3.175 cm
Place Made
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Nerve & Brain 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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