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Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001406
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion" with black construction paper piece; front: fisherman holding up a cod with basket of cod at his feet; back: brown print on off-white, advertising Milburn's as a cure for coughs, colds, consumption, and wasting diseases.
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Accession Number
996001406
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion" with black construction paper piece; front: fisherman holding up a cod with basket of cod at his feet; back: brown print on off-white, advertising Milburn's as a cure for coughs, colds, consumption, and wasting diseases.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Toronto Lith. Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
light card: yellow; green; blue; white; tan; black; red; yellow; buff
construction paper: black
Inscriptions
Front reads, "MILBURN'S COD LIVER OIL EMULSION // CURES // COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, ETC."; back reads, "For Coughs or Colds // Consumption // - and - // Wasting Diseases // Use // Milburn's Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil // with Wild Cherry Bark and Hypo- // phosphites of Lime and Soda // [description of uses follows] // Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion // Sold by All Dealers // Price - 50c and $1.00 per bottle"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.1 cm. x Width: 8.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Right upper corner bent in three places; foxed, especially on back; one small tear on right side, 4 mm. in length
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Might be T. Milburn & Company (Burdock's Blood bitters)
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
Exhibit History
Medical Archives Exhibit, Ann Baillie Bldg., Oct. 2005
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Maltine [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1890
1899
circa 1890-1899
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001422
Description
Postcard of Sir Morrell McKenzie, M.D. Kt.; bust, three-quarter silhouette; reads, "Compliments of Maltine"; McKenzie's portrait is printed in brown ink on a sepia background.
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Accession Number
996001422
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Postcard of Sir Morrell McKenzie, M.D. Kt.; bust, three-quarter silhouette; reads, "Compliments of Maltine"; McKenzie's portrait is printed in brown ink on a sepia background.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
The Giles Co. Lith.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1899
circa 1890-1899
Date Remarks
1892-1893; other malt preparations sold in 1890's
Material
light card: brown; sepia; buff
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Compliments of Maltine // Sir Morrell McKenzie, M.D., Kt."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.5 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Small burn mark lower left (2.0 mm in diameter); lower left corner is bent; top left corner bent; discolouration along length of right side, 0.5 cm wide; back shows evidence of removal from glued surface; discolouration top edge resembling a thumb mark
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, The Christopher Publishing House, Hanover, Mass., 1994; listed as being for sale in Eaton's Fall & Winter catalogue, 1892-93, Patent Medicine Department
Research Facts
One of the products that promised to provide strength through nutrition; had a "close relationship to the maltous beverages" with alcohol as one ingredient
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Lambert's Syrup [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001448
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
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Accession Number
996001448
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995 (before).
Maker
Lambert Medical Co. (product)
Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Date Remarks
Card says 1889-1939; card must be around this date
Material
paper: red; yellow
Inscriptions
"1889-1939 . HALF A CENTURY // OF HEALTH SAFEGUARD // FIFTY years old - More popular than ever // Sold from ocean to ocean // A necessity in every home // Imposing Sales record of // 11,372,299 Bottles // LAMBERT'S SYRUP // NATIONAL FAMILY // REMEDY // J. O. LAMBERT, M.D. // Author of the national // family remedy against // chest ailments"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: ink doodlings all over; left top corner has been ripped off; creased and torn along top edge; stains in several locations; back has many ink writings, large ink stains in corners, and some writings in pencil as well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Lambert Syrup, About: https://www.siroplambert.com/en/about-lambert-syrup-natural-cough-syrup
Research Facts
Lambert Syrup was developed in 1887 in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, near Drummondville, Québec, by Québec physician Joseph-Oliver Lambert. In 1887, Dr. Lambert created the formula of his syrup and registered the patent. In 1891, the Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited company was founded, and it was incorporated in 1915, 22 years after Lambert’s death. During the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 (a type A flu), many newspapers claimed that Lambert Syrup was curative. Lambert Syrup was by this time distributed across Canada and even in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the United States. As of 2019, Dr. Lambert’s syrup is still being sold according the original formula first patented by Dr. Lambert, and with the original brand image on the packaging with a vintage photograph of Dr. Lambert.
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001647
Description
Trade card, coloured, advertising Ayer's Cherry Pectoral showing two toddlers and a giant bottle of Ayer's with a cherry branch; back describes curative properties and strength of the Pectoral.
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Accession Number
996001647
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card, coloured, advertising Ayer's Cherry Pectoral showing two toddlers and a giant bottle of Ayer's with a cherry branch; back describes curative properties and strength of the Pectoral.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
paper: green; blue; brown; white; orange; grey; red
Inscriptions
Front reads: "AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL // Cures Colds, Coughs & all Diseases // of the Throat and Lungs"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.5 cm. x Width: 11.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Large bend, upper right corner; bend, upper left corner; bend, lower left corner; lower right corner shows evidence of rubbing; some bald patches on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 130-134; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 10-11, 47, 50-51; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 9; The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, p. 181
Research Facts
Ayer began his career working at an apothecary shop in Lowell, Mass.; studied medicine with a local physician, bought a drugstore in 1841, and later got a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania; began marketing Cherry Pectoral "about midcentury" and followed with other medicines; the Cherry Pectoral was first compounded in Jacob Robbins' Drug Store, Lowell, Mass.; later bought Robbins' Drugstore with money borrowed from his uncle; contained heroin; recipe for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral (from Pacific Med. and Surg. Journal): acetate of morphia, 3 gr., tincture of bloodroot, 2 dr., wine antimony, 3 dr., wine ipecac, 3 dr., syrup wild cherry, 3 oz.; Ayer's Cherry Pectoral was praised for its full labelling of its product -- it printed on its label, as the law required, "the proportion of heroin contained in it" as well as all other ingredients and their proportion.
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001648
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: young woman carrying a basket full of cherries (chromolithograph); back: description of what it cures.
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Accession Number
996001648
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: young woman carrying a basket full of cherries (chromolithograph); back: description of what it cures.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Says "cure", so before 1906, but cards popular in 1870's-1900's
Material
paper: red; blue; green; yellow; brown
Inscriptions
"AYER'S // CHERRY PECTORAL // Cures Colds, Coughs, // and all Diseases // of the Throat and Lungs."; back: "TOO MUCH STRESS CANNOT // be laid upon the admonition to // all persons affected by ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.7 cm. x Width: 6.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration and mild staining on the back
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectora [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001654
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: chromolithograph of a young girl standing under a tree watching two birds eat some cherries from it; house and field in background; back describes the product and what it cures.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001654
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: chromolithograph of a young girl standing under a tree watching two birds eat some cherries from it; house and field in background; back describes the product and what it cures.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cure") but after trade cards became popular in 1870's
Material
paper: green; red; yellow; brown; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL, // For the cure of // Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup, // Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, // and Consumption. // PREPARED BY DR. J.C. AYER & CO., LOWELL, MASS., U.S.A. // Over."; back: description of cure
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration and some stain-like dark streaks; small spot along top edge near right where top paper has come off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
identical picture p. 131 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young
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Ayer's Hair Vigor [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001655
Description
Trade card advertising Ayer's Hair Vigor showing a ship sinking in the background with mermaids rescuing boxes of their Vigor; four mermaids in foreground combing hair, etc.; Stars & Stripes on rigging is upside down, in distress position; back describes composition and properties.
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Accession Number
996001655
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations -- advertisements
Description
Trade card advertising Ayer's Hair Vigor showing a ship sinking in the background with mermaids rescuing boxes of their Vigor; four mermaids in foreground combing hair, etc.; Stars & Stripes on rigging is upside down, in distress position; back describes composition and properties.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Date Remarks
Between 1870 and 1900
Material
paper: green; red; yellow; white; blue; taupe
Inscriptions
Front reads, "AYERS HAIR VIGOR // FOR THE TOILET // Restores Gray Hair to its Natural Vitality and Color // PREPARED BY DR. J.C. AYER & CO., LOWELL, MASS. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.7 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some smudging on edges; back discoloured; warped near right edge
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001657
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: a chromolithographic depiction of Penn's Treaty (c. 1682-83) but substituting Ayer's Product; back relates product to Treaty and what benefits could be had from this "cure".
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Accession Number
996001657
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: a chromolithographic depiction of Penn's Treaty (c. 1682-83) but substituting Ayer's Product; back relates product to Treaty and what benefits could be had from this "cure".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Says "cure", so before 1906
Material
paper: green; blue; pink; brown; black
Inscriptions
"AYER'S // CHERRY // PECTORAL // CURES // COLDS // COUGHS // &c. // PENN'S TREATY. (1682 or 1683?) Over."; back: "THE DATE OF Penn's Treaty is // in dispute, but it is universally // admitted that ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.9 cm. x Width: 6.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slightly age/sun discoloured; some of backing has been torn up, and other pieces of paper stuck on
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Dennis' System Renovator & Blood Purifying Syrup [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001670
Description
Postcard-size paper trade card for Dr. Dennis' System Renovator & Blood Purifying Syrup; front: chromolithograph of a bouquet of roses (pink and red); back: usual description of why this medicine is the best, etc..
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001670
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Postcard-size paper trade card for Dr. Dennis' System Renovator & Blood Purifying Syrup; front: chromolithograph of a bouquet of roses (pink and red); back: usual description of why this medicine is the best, etc..
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
J. H. Bufford's Sons; Dr. M.D. Dennis (product)
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cure")
Material
paper: purple; pink; blue; green; red
Inscriptions
Front: "With // Best Wishes // FOR YOUR // GOOD HEALTH. // Dr. M. D. Dennis, // New York, // N.Y. // J. H. Bufford's Sons Boston & New York"; back: "SOMETHING TO REMEMBER. // In taking medicine, the smaller the quantity that will accom- // plish the desired result the better. In buying medicine, con- // sider the quality, not the quantity. Water is cheap; medicine // is costly ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 9.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; some staining on the front (ie, top left corner); back has five round stains, probably from old adhesive; writing on back, bottom, in pencil -- a name, "Mrs.[?] Jannice [?] Bownian [?]"
Copy Type
Original
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Botanical Preparations [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001671
Description
Small paper trade card for Botanical Preparations; front: left half has chromolithograph of a young boy and girl reading; right half lists their various products; back: testimonials concerning their products.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001671
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Botanical Preparations; front: left half has chromolithograph of a young boy and girl reading; right half lists their various products; back: testimonials concerning their products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Excelsior Botanical Co.
Site Made (City)
Boonville
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Latest testimonial from Dec. 12, 1884, so probably made in 1885
Material
paper: green; pink; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
"EVERYBODY SAYS THE // Botanical Preparations // Are the BEST and Always RELIABLE. Lead- // ing Physicians Recommend Them. // Satisfac- // tion Guaranteed or Money Refunded. // BOTANICAL KIDNEY & LIVER REMEDY. // BOTANICAL TONIC. // BOTANICAL DYSPEPTIC BALM. // BOTANICAL THROAT & LUNG CURE. // BOTANICAL OIL -- for Man or Beast. // BOTANICAL OINTMENT -- for Piles, &c..."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.3 cm. x Width: 6.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; light staining on front and back; red border on front has slightly stained onto back
Copy Type
Original
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