DeWitt's Creosant Troches

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For coughs due to colds, also soothing for minor bronchial and throat irritations associated with common colds
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1940
Reid Drugstore
E. C. DeWitt and Company
Physical Description
ammonia chloride (drug active ingredients)
benzocaine (drug active ingredients)
soda benzoate (drug active ingredients)
guaiacol carbonate (drug active ingredients)
wild cherry (drug active ingredients)
licorice root (drug active ingredients)
creosote (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
metal (container material)
overall: 8.2 cm x 6.5 cm x 1.2 cm; 3 1/4 in x 2 9/16 in x 1/2 in
overall: 2 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 6.6675 cm x 8.255 cm x 1.27 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Balm of America
Health & Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
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Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
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