DeWitt's Throat Lozenges

DeWitt's Throat Lozenges

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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
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1940
Reid Drugstore
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)
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
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
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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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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