DeWitt's Throat Lozenges

DeWitt's Throat Lozenges

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Valuable for hoarseness, tickling sensation of the throat, and coughing, inflamed or irritated conditions of the mucous membranes of the throat resulting from colds, coughs, or sore throat
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1940
collection
Reid Drugstore
maker
E. C. DeWitt and Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
chloroform, not more than 1/4 mm per lozenge (drug active ingredients)
benzocaine U.S.P. (drug active ingredients)
metal (container material)
Measurements
overall: 2 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 6.6675 cm x 8.255 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
1984.0351.006
accession number
1984.0351
catalog number
1984.0351.006
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
subject
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

Just curious about this product and what it tasted like. My grandmother in the 1950s used to keep them in her dining room drawer for I believe throat relief. Thank you

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