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Dates
1886
circa 1886
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001530
Description
Thin paper advertisment to physicians some of the compounds the Rio Chemical Co. was making available to them; printed in black, there are four different sections, each with one compound described: Celerina, Aletris Cordial, Acid Mannate, Pinus Canadensis.
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Accession Number
996001530
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Drug Labeling -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisment to physicians some of the compounds the Rio Chemical Co. was making available to them; printed in black, there are four different sections, each with one compound described: Celerina, Aletris Cordial, Acid Mannate, Pinus Canadensis.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Rio Chemical Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1886
circa 1886
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
"CELERINA // (Put up in Half lb. Bottles only. Per Bottle, $1.00.) // Nerve Tonic, Stimulant and Antispasmodic. // FORMULA - Every Fluid Drachm represents FIVE grains EACH - // Celery, Coca, Kola, Viburnum and Aromatics. // INDICATIONS. - Impotency, Spermatorrhea, Loss of Nerve Power // (so usual with Lawyers, Preachers, Writers and Business Men), Nervous // Headache, Neuralgia, Paralysis, Dysmenorrhea, Hysteria, Opium // Habit"; etc., for all 4
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.3 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age / sun discoloured; back has some ink stains, plus two dirty smudges near the bottom (one might be a thumb print)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey Young, p. 159; "The Epitome", July 1886, Vol. VII, No. 31, p. 10
Research Facts
Coca is (basically) unrefined cocaine, so in the one case they were substituting a cocaine habit for an opium one! Used the methods by which medical and pharmaceutical science kept informed, i.e., medical journals
Images
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