Seen in the Aug. 29, 1883 edition of The Daily Astorian: "Have Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry always at hand. It cures coughs, colds, bronchitis, whooping cough, croup, influenza, consumption (tuberculosis) and all throat and lung complaints. 50 cents and $1 ($25 now) a bottle."
This extremely popular bit of addictive feel-good quackery was made from "cherry bark, alcohol and opiates" (bit.ly/wistarcherry). Concocted around 1840 by Henry Wister (or Wistar) — who may or may not have been a doctor — this particular nostrum was on the market for over 100 years.