paper: black; yellow; green; pink; blue; beige; white; brown; red
Front reads, "QUALITY // NOT QUANTITY // PURITY // BEWARE OF IMITATIONS // BROWN'S IRON BITTERS // A TRUE TONIC // A CERTAIN CURE FOR DISEASES REQUIRING A COMPLETE // TONIC, INDIGESTION, DYSPEPSIA, INTERMITTENT FEVERS, // WANT OF APPETITE, LOSS OF STRENGTH, LACK OF ENERGY // MALARIA AND MALARIAL FEVERS &C. REMOVES ALL SYMPTOMS // OF DECAY IN LIVER, KIDNEYS AND BOWELS, ASSISTING TO // HEALTHY ACTION ALL FUNCTIONS OF THESE GREAT ORGANS // OF LIFE, ENRICHES THE BLOOD, STRENGTHENS THE MUSCLES AND // GIVES NEW LIFE TO THE NERVES"
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Length: 11.5 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm.
Shows a small bend lower right corner; back discoloured -- shows evidence of gluing in all four corners
"Nostrums and Quackery", 1st edition, articles reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association, pp. 391, 428; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" by Charles W. Oleson, 1894, p. 26; "The Snake Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, pp. 50, 96, 109, 121, and plate 97
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vin Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations; ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion; Lily Lantry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising