Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Fluid Electricity with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label covers entirety of bottle; label contains imagery of lightening bolts, logo, price, manufacturer's name and address, exten…
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Fluid Electricity with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label covers entirety of bottle; label contains imagery of lightening bolts, logo, price, manufacturer's name and address, extensive directions for use in English and less expansive ones in French.
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Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Printed on label: "FLUID // ELECTRICITY // TRADE MARK // DIRECTIONS. // Use this Remedy freely by bathing and rubbing for all manner // of pain until it is removed. // For all Aches and Pains, Sprains, Bruises, Rheumatisms, Neu- // raligia, Cramps, Colic, bathe by sopping or mopping the parts; // also take internally a half teaspoonful in a glass of water each // hour, and keep the patient quiet in bed. When used as a tonic // and fortifying medicine, a teaspoonful in one-half glass of // water. Take teaspoonful of this three times a day. // For Whooping Cough, Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Measles, // and all eruptive diseases, apply freely and keep the patient warm. // For Female Diseases, inject with female syringe twice a day, // teaspoonful in a pint of water. // All pain of every nature can be helped by steady patient appli- // cation of the Liquid Electricity. // It is harmless, cooling and subdues heat, fever, irritation and // inflammation, and can be used for 100 purposes. // For Consumption, Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs and Colds // use equal parts of the Liquid Electricity and molasses, mix // together, makes the best Cough and Lung Syrup. Teaspoonful // of this mixture several times a day. // Fever of all kinds- Bathe the head and chest and lay on cloths // wet with warm Liquid Electricity. // For Catarrh and all Pains of the Head, Face, Temples or Neck, // in addition to rubbing the forehead, face and neck with the // Liquid Electricity, also put a tablespoonful in a glass of water, // turn into the palm of the hand, and bending the head low, snuff // the Liquid up the nostrils three times a day. // Fever and Ague, Malaria and all Contagious Diseases -Take // freely and bathe the head, chest and hands. // Sores, Ulcers and Wounds - Wash them several times daily, // in the Liquid, applying bandages wet with it until healed. Use // clear for external use. // DIRECTION EN FRANÇAIS - Maladies internes - Enfants, 5 à 10 // gouttes dans une cuiller à Thé soucré. Adultes, 1/2 à 1 cuiller // dans un 1/2 verre d’eau. Maladies externes, frottez la partie // affectée avec le Fluid Electric jusqu’a ce que le mal cesse, // L’ELECTRICITE sous forme liquide, nouvelle découverte, // surpasse tous les autres remèdes. // Ne négligez pas d’en fair l’essai pour toutes sortes de maux. // Price 25 cents per bottle."; hand painted in red paint on base: ‘BILO’
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length 15.5 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Broken cork has several small cracks; yellowed label is brittle and shows minor wear along edges
Advertised to cure numerous ailments; other medicines of the time also went by similar names, such as "Liquid Electricity".