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Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001328
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; both the front and back panels have printed paper labels attached; both side panels are embossed with lettering; the bottle is full and sealed with a cork.
Accession Number
996001328
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; both the front and back panels have printed paper labels attached; both side panels are embossed with lettering; the bottle is full and sealed with a cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
A. C. Meyer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Left side panel embossed, "A. C. MEYER & CO. BALTO. MD. U.S.A."; right side panel embossed, "DR. J. W. BULL'S COUGH SYRUP"; bottle bottom embossed, "21 -"; front label reads, "DR. BULL'S // COUGH-SYRUP // 4% ALCOHOL // A preparation of valuable // and remedial drugs for // Coughs due to common // Colds. // SHAKE THE SYRUP // Doses listed // Advertising for Dr. Bull's pills listed // A. C. MEYER & CO. // Baltimore Md."; back label gives instructions for using Dr. Bull's pills with the syrup
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the paper labels are slightly stained, but are complete and fully legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19-21; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 47-48, 124, & 180; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 9 & 122; "Secret Nostrums and Quackery" compiled by Charles W. Oleson, p. 29; "Nostrums and Quackery", p. 336
Research Facts
This product contained dangerous amounts of opium.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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