Brater's Powder

Brater's Powder

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For temporary relief of paroxysms of asthma
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1940
Reid Drugstore
John K. Brater and Company, Inc.
place made
United States: New York, Port Washington
Physical Description
stramonium, 0.788 grains per ounce (drug active ingredients)
lobelia (drug active ingredients)
saltpetre (drug active ingredients)
metal (container material)
overall: 3 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 6.0325 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
Respiratory & Asthma 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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I am 82 years old. My mother used Braters powder for asthma attacks. She would light it to burn slowly and inhale the smoke. She used it often and got relief using it. There is no mention here of burning the powder for use as an inhalant.

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