Gray's Compound

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
An aid for general use by invalids, convalescents and others in need of a preparation for promoting the appetite. Has a bitter tonic, stomachic and carminative effect. Useful as a vehicle [for other substances]. An aid in simple coughs due to head colds. Should not be used by diabetics.
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Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1943
Purdue Frederick Company
Physical Description
gentian (drug active ingredients)
dandelion (drug active ingredients)
sherry wine (drug active ingredients)
glycerine (drug active ingredients)
phosphoric acid (drug active ingredients)
tincture cardamom (drug active ingredients)
sugars (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
metal (container material)
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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