Brater's Powder

Brater's Powder

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For temporary relief of paroxysms of asthma
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1940
collection
Reid Drugstore
maker
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)
Measurements
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
1984.0351.021
accession number
1984.0351
catalog number
1984.0351.021
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
subject
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

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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