The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
An inhalant as an aid in the relief of the discomfort associated with simple head colds
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1940
Reid Drugstore
McKesson and Robbins
Physical Description
eucalyptol menthol (drug active ingredients)
thymol (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
aromatics (drug active ingredients)
ethyl alcohol (drug active ingredients)
4 beta-ethyl hexyl phenol (drug active ingredients)
paper (container material)
cardboard (container material)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
overall: 6.8 cm x 4.4 cm x 3 cm; 2 11/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/16 in
box: 2 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 6.985 cm x 4.1275 cm x 2.8575 cm
bottle: 2 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 3.81 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Bridgeport
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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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