Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: These lozenges are not a confection or candy--they have a real medicinal value to soothe your tired throat to help relieve coughs due to common colds; for hoarseness—"smoker's throat."
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1920
Henry Thayer Company
Physical Description
slippery elm bark (drug active ingredients)
overall: 1.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in
overall: 2 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 11/16 in; 6.6675 cm x 6.35 cm x 1.7145 cm
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Respiratory & Asthma 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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