Taylor's Oil of Life - for Man or Beast

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For human flesh: cuts, burns, bruises, chilblains, frost bites, chapped hands, sore throat, diptheria, rheumatism, piles, ear ache, etc. Internally: coughs, colds, croup, whooping cough, phthistic, asthma and kidney affections.
For horses: botts, belly ache, yellow water, coughs, colds, and horse distemper. Nothing like it for heaves and all sores, corks, galls and barbed wire fence cuts and flesh wounds of all kinds, and the scratches. For cattle: horn distemper, caked bags, cracked teats, etc.
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Object Name
otc preparation
veterinary product
date made
ca 1900
G. C. Taylor Company
box: 10 3/4 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 27.305 cm x 9.2075 cm x 6.0325 cm
bottle: 10 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 in; 26.67 cm x 8.255 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
United States: New York, Fairport
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Veterinary Products
Health & Medicine
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. James Harvey Young
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