Embossed on bottle: "SAMPLE BOTTLE // DR. KILMER'S // SWAMP-ROOT KIDNEY CURE // BINGHAMTON, N.Y."
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Unit Of Measure
Minor scratches inside neck of bottle; minor brown powdery substance inside
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root Kidney Cure Sample Bottle. eHive
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root. The National Museum of American History.
Sylvester Andral Kilmer, MD started a prominent laboratory in the late 1870's in Binghamton, NY after fame and attention drawn from his travels and speaking throughout the US. He was later pushed out of the company by family or chose to leave.
The 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act banned the use of the word "cure" on bottles or in advertising in the U.S.
Swamp-Root cure contained: alcohol 10%, buchu leaves, scullcap leaves, golden seal root, colombo root, valerian root, cinnamon, oil of juniper, oil of birch, balsam copaiba, balsam tolu, venice turpentine, peppermint herb, rhubarb root, mandrake root, sassafras, and cape aloes.