Indian Antiseptic Oil // formerly known // as Snake Oil // for external use only // A valuable and effective remedy for // pains and aches // - Direction - // Apply to affected parts // rub in well // Price $0.35 // Manufactured only by // Dubreuil Remedies // Ottawa, Ont.
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row F
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length: 12.6 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Paper label discoloured and worn, particularly along corners
Also known as a 'snake oil' product. Real snake oil from snakes was once used to treat diseases like rheumatism by the Aboriginal peoples of North America, and also in Asia. However, the name "snake oil" was later used for numerous cure alls and patent medicines, and became synonymous with quackery.