The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: An antiseptic, astringent, soothing and restorative ointment. A dressing for all surface lesions and acute or chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Indicated in burns, scalds, cuts, bruises, ulcers, bed sores, suppurative tumors, inflammatory eczema, etc. A valuable substitute for flaxseed as a poultice. A healing ointment possessing a wide range of usefulness. It is strictly antiseptic. It relieves pain. It is astringent, but not irritating.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1920
Norwich Pharmacal Company
Physical Description
alum compound (drug active ingredients)
phenol (drug active ingredients)
ammonium (drug active ingredients)
sulphoichthyolate (drug active ingredients)
zinc oxide (drug active ingredients)
aromatic and antiseptic oils (drug active ingredients)
petrolatum and purified animal fat (drug active ingredients)
overall: 9.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 3 3/4 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
overall: 3 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 9.525 cm x 7.9375 cm x 7.9375 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Norwich
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
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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