The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
A dietary supplement for increasing appetite and promoting proper growth, especially for growing children. Promotes normal regularity, improves appetite, give you a new zest for life.
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Object Name
nutritional supplement
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1955
Hadacol, Incorporated
Physical Description
manganese (drug active ingredients)
niacinamide (drug active ingredients)
d-panthenol (drug active ingredients)
biotin (drug active ingredients)
inositol (drug active ingredients)
choline dihydrogen citrate (drug active ingredients)
bioflavonoid (drug active ingredients)
iron (drug active ingredients)
calcium (drug active ingredients)
phosphorus (drug active ingredients)
potassium iodide (drug active ingredients)
cobalt sulfate (drug active ingredients)
copper sulfate (drug active ingredients)
alcohol 11% (drug active ingredients)
honey (drug active ingredients)
vitamin b1 (drug active ingredients)
vitamin b2 (drug active ingredients)
vitamin b6 (drug active ingredients)
vitamin b12 (drug active ingredients)
magnesium sulfate (drug active ingredients)
zinc sulfate (drug active ingredients)
box: 8 in x 3 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 20.32 cm x 7.9375 cm x 3.4925 cm
bottle: 7 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 19.3675 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. James Harvey Young
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

7/18/2013 3:03:48 PM
this product wasfirst made in abbeville, la during the depression by dudley leblanc - he and my mother went to school togeher - he was a local salesman and promoter and rode hadacol (when spoken with a cajun french accent "i had a cold" came out hadaol) to national fame and fortune in the fifties. hadacol permeated all levels of life in louisiana and the sw and se regions of the us - i.e. joke "tenom what you doing now?" "man i use to be ignornt and didn't know nothing, but now after only 4 bottles of hadacol i'm teaching school!"
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