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Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root Kidney Cure

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Dates
1885
1905
circa 1885 - 1905
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005006
Description
Tinted green glass cylindrical bottle; without cork; mould lines visible; bubbles visible in glass; minor brown residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005006
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Tinted green glass cylindrical bottle; without cork; mould lines visible; bubbles visible in glass; minor brown residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. Kilmer
Site Made (City)
Binghamton
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1905
circa 1885 - 1905
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "SAMPLE BOTTLE // DR. KILMER'S // SWAMP-ROOT KIDNEY CURE // BINGHAMTON, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Length
10.6
Diameter
2.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches inside neck of bottle; minor brown powdery substance inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root Kidney Cure Sample Bottle. eHive
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root. The National Museum of American History.
Research Facts
Sylvester Andral Kilmer, MD started a prominent laboratory in the late 1870's in Binghamton, NY after fame and attention drawn from his travels and speaking throughout the US. He was later pushed out of the company by family or chose to leave.
The 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act banned the use of the word "cure" on bottles or in advertising in the U.S.
Swamp-Root cure contained: alcohol 10%, buchu leaves, scullcap leaves, golden seal root, colombo root, valerian root, cinnamon, oil of juniper, oil of birch, balsam copaiba, balsam tolu, venice turpentine, peppermint herb, rhubarb root, mandrake root, sassafras, and cape aloes.
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