Cold Sore Lotion

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For the relief of the discomfort of common cold sores (fever blisters)
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1950
Reid Drugstore
McKesson and Robbins
Physical Description
ethyl alcohol, 70% (drug active ingredients)
benzyl alcohol, 5% (drug active ingredients)
s-octyl phenol (drug active ingredients)
n-heptyl phenol (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
synthetic gum benzoin (drug active ingredients)
benzoic acid (drug active ingredients)
t-amyl phenol (drug active ingredients)
methyl salicylate (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
cardboard (container material)
metal (container material)
paper (container material)
overall: 5.6 cm x 4.5 cm x 2.6 cm; 2 3/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 in
box: 2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 in; 5.715 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.54 cm
bottle: 2 1/8 in x 1 in; 5.3975 cm x 2.54 cm
cotton applicators, box of: 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 in; 1.905 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Bridgeport
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
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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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