Brown's Iron Bitters Compound

Brown's Iron Bitters Compound

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For indigestion, intermittent fevers, want of appetite, nervous prostration, fainting, lack of energy, malaria, heartburn, dyspeptic symptoms
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Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Liquid
Date made
after 1906
after 1908
Brown's Iron Bitters Company
Place Made
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Physical Description
alcohol (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
paper (label; seal material)
overall: 9 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 22.86 cm x 6.6675 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Fever & Chill Drugs
Tonics, Minerals & Vitamins
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Nerve & Brain Drugs
G.E. Damon Collection
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Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I have newspaper articles promoting this product. They are from 1884. The dr is Dr W D Ewin keyser WVa. Was this made earlier than the listed date?

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