Bovinine (Plain)

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Prescribed to supplement the diet in convalescence, undernourishment, and other conditions where the nutritive properties of beef blood are indicated.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1930
Reid Drugstore
Bovinine Company
Physical Description
beef blood (drug active ingredients)
glycerine (drug active ingredients)
sodium chloride (drug active ingredients)
alcohol, 12% (drug active ingredients)
paper (container material)
cardboard (container material)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
box: 6 1/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 2.375 cm; 15.5575 cm x 6.0325 cm x 15/16 in
bottle: 5 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 14.605 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
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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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