Dr. Myers' Cough Tablets

Dr. Myers' Cough Tablets

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For coughs due to colds and common irritation of the throat. Not simply a "cough drop" but real medication. Will numb the throat and relieve the tickling, huskiness of voice and hoarseness due to colds and exposure. Will also afford relief for common throat irritations.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1905
maker
Myers Remedy Company
Place Made
United States: West Virginia, Philippi
Physical Description
calcreose (creosote and lime) (drug active ingredients)
anesthesin (drug active ingredients)
cubeb (drug active ingredients)
balsam tolu (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
elm bark (drug active ingredients)
methyl salicylate (drug active ingredients)
sugar (drug ingredient)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 1 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1979.0798.110
accession number
1979.0798
catalog number
1979.0798.110
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
subject
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

The Myers Remedy Company was established by Dr. J. W. Myers, who was my great-grandfather. J. W. began practicing medicine in 1895 in Tucker County, WV, but soon moved to Nestorville and then Philippi, both in Barbour County, WV. While living in Nestorville, he established a phone system (with the switchboard located in his house), so his patients could easily contact him. The Myers Remedy Conpany was established to provide medication to people in the rural areas of WV, PA, OH, IN, KY, and VA. After J. W.’s death in 1935, the Myers Remedy Company was run by my great-grandmother, Lennie Crim Johnson Myers.

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