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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A solution for the relief of congestion of the mucous membrane of the nose and throat
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1950
Reid Drugstore
Parke, Davis and Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
ephedrine, 1% (drug active ingredients)
chloretone, 0.5% (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
dextrose (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (container material)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
metal (container material)
plastic (container material)
box: 3 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm
bottle: 2 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.8575 cm
dropper: 3 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 8.255 cm x 2.8575 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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As a child, apparently I had a very stuffy nose. My grandmother used to lie me down on my bed with my head hanging over the edge of the bed and then Nana would put the drops into my nose. I can still remember the taste of it, kind of a medicinal taste. It certainly cleared up the congestion quickly if my memory serves me correctly.

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