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By Amanda Benson
Sweetwater County Historical Museum 

Artifact of the month: A cure for that cough


Catching a cold can be a year-round occurrence and quite the nuisance when you catch one.

Everyone hates the runny noses, sneezing and coughing that comes with a cold, and many people have go-to supplies for handling cold-related symptoms. For this month, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is featuring a common product to deal with a pesky cold symptom: cough syrup.

This cough syrup was manufactured by the pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Perrigo, in Allegan, Mich. They marketed this cough syrup as “White Tree Cough Syrup,” which contained white pine as an ingredient. White...

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