Hanford's Balsam of Myrrh

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
External antiseptic dressing and liniment. For minor cuts, abrasions, burns, scalds, bruises, muscular aches, insect bites, sunburn, chafing, sprains, swellings, soreness from over exertion, chilblains, frostbite.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1937
Reid Drugstore
G.C. Hanford Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
alcohol, 76% (drug active ingredients)
paper (container material)
plastic (container material)
glass (container material)
box: 4 3/8 in x 2 in x 1 1/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle: 3 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 4.1275 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
United States: New York, Syracuse
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
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Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Health & Medicine
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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