Bromo-Mint Medicine

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Title

Bromo-Mint Medicine

Subject

Medicine (Drugs)

Description

A bottle of bromo-mint medicine

Bromo-mint is a remedy used for nervous headaches, heartburn, stomach upset, indigestion, and motion sickness. Bromo-mint was combined with water and taken orally.

The active ingredient in bromo-mint is sodium bromide, which was historically used in other medicines as a sedative. Excessive consumption of bromine compounds can lead to a disorder called bromism. Symptoms of bromism include confusion, memory loss, slurred speech, tremors, ataxia, muscle weakness, bromoderma, and neurological symptoms resembling schizophrenia. There are reports of death by bromism following the ingestion of bromo-mint.

Bromo-mint was produced by Bromo Mint Company in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

Source

https://ehive.com/collections/4339/objects/358511/crotzers-effervescent-bromo-mint-with-caffeine-one-dose-bottle

Date

circa 1940

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Selinsgrove, PA

Citation

“Bromo-Mint Medicine,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed January 27, 2023, https://pahistoryharvest.omeka.net/items/show/471.

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