Dr. Harter's Liver Pills

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For the liver, spleen, stomach, bowels, and all the glands of the system. Purifies the blood and prepares the system for other medicines. For fevers, bilious complaints, coughs, colds, sore throat, costiveness, dyspepsia, chronic diseases, croup, sick headache, rheumatism, breakbone and yellow fevers, eruptions on the skin, pains and aches.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
Dr. Harter Medicine Company
overall: 8.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 2.7 cm; 3 3/8 in x in x 1 1/16 in
box: 3 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 1 in; 8.5725 cm x 2.8575 cm x 2.54 cm
vial: 3 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 1.5875 cm
Place Made
United States: Ohio, Dayton
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Blood & Liver Drugs
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Fever & Chill Drugs
Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
Health & Medicine
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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