Cushman's Menthol InhalerTitle
Cushman’s Menthol Inhaler

Original Creator
H. D. Cushman Company (United States, Manufacturer)

Original Creation Date
19th century

The trade card shows a young woman dressed in white, using an inhaler. The product was marketed to cure neuralgia, headaches, bronchitis, and other disorders of the head. The product itself was the inhaler containing menthol from peppermint oil. The menthol was used to relieve inflammation in the lungs and throat, and rid of miasmatic toxins and germs.

Courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This image is in the public domain.