"'BOROCAINE' // The New Local Anaesthetic. // Completely supersedes Cocaine. // THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES LTD. // Makers of Fine Chemicals, // GRAHAM ST., CITY ROAD, LONDON, N.1. // Chemical Worls: Whart Road, London, N.1." printed on the cover.
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Length 21.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm
A few discolourations.
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1; Borocaine (ethocaine borate) was used as a general anaesthetic.
"THE // NATURAL RESTORER // OF // PERFECT HEALTH // TO THE // MOST ENFEEBLED OR SHATTERED CONSTITUTION, // WITHOUT MEDICINE, INCONVENIENCE OR EXPENSE; // OR HOW // SPEEDILY AND RADICALLY TO REMOVE // WITHOUT MEDICINE, // DYSPEPSIA (INDIGESTION), NERVOUSNESS, CONSTIPATION, FLATU- // LENCY, PHLEGM, BILIOUSNESS, LIVER COMPLAINTS, HYSTERIA, NEURALGIA, SLEEPLESSNESS, // ACIDITY ..."; etc.
Storage Room 2005
Very age/sun discoloured and stained; cover corners are soft
Front reads: "CARTER, 6A, NEW CAVENDISH ST., // PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON, W. // LITERARY MACHINE // BREAKFAST IN BED TABLES // INVALID COMFORTS // BATH CHAIRS from [British pound symbol] 1.5s // IRON INVALID CHAIRS & CARRIAGES // PERAMBULATORS [with drawings and descriptions of goods]"; also: "CARTER'S // LITTLE // LIVER // PILLS // SICK HEADACHE [plus description]"; back has advertisements for time clocks, toothpaste, ozone paper, and chocolate
Front reads: "BERTELLI'S CATRAMIN PILLS // FROM AN // ANTISEPTIC // SPECIAL TAR OIL // GLOBULAR PASTILLES OF PLEASANT TASTE"; (claims to cure "colds, cough, asthma, catarrh, sore & relaxed throat, bronchitis, tuberculosis, consumption, influenza, dyspepsia, loss of voice"); back has part of an advertisement for Vinolia Soap
Newspaper advertisement in black and white for Harness' Electropathic Belt, with an illustration of the Electropathic and Zander Institute, and two cherubs holding the gentleman's belt and lady's belt respectively