Otto Kalmus

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Otto Kalmus
Born October 1877
German Empire
Died 4 October 1960 (83)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation(s) Mfg. of Patent Medicines
Citizenship American (1895)
Known for Epileptic Institute Company, Dr. Guertin's Nerve Syrup, Sumlakia

Otto Kalmus (October 1877 - October 4, 1960) was a German-born American manufacturer of patent medicines. His long career in the nostrum trade included stints fronting the Epileptic Institute Company, which was shuttered following charges of mail fraud, the Kalmus Chemical Co. (1915-34), manufacturer of Dr. Guertin's Nerve Syrup, and The Sumlak Co. (1931-48), manufacturer of Sumlakia.