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Harry Pristis

Well-Known Member
Jul 24, 2003
Northcentral Florida
Hicks Capudine was a highly successful proprietary medicine made in Raleigh, NC. I suspect that the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 spelled the end for this product as it did for so many others. But, the manufacturers were still hanging on in 1910. Here's an account from a Raleigh C of C prospectus from that period.

Capudine Chemical Co.
The Capudine Chemical Com-
pany of Raleigh manufactures and
places wilh the retail druggists
throughout the country Hicks'
Capudine, and other medicines of
proven value.

Hicks' Capudine had been
made and sold for some
years and had been so successíul
that it was thought advisable to
put it on the market through the
retail drug trade of the country.

This remedy is a liquid cure for
headaches and neuralgia. It is
pleasant to take and has therapeu-
tic effects, making a cure by re-
lieving the cause.

The Capudine Chemical Company
also puts upseveral other
well-known preparations.
The leaders are "Hicks"
Huckleberry Compound," "Dr. Na-
gles' Prescription for Coughs and
Colds," "Hicks" Castoline" (a
pleasant castor oil), and "Dr. Na-
gles' Kidney and Liver Pilis."

The officers of the company
are: President, Ashley Home, of
Clayton, N. C, a prominent bank-
er and manufacturer; vice-presi-
dent, J. R. Chamberlain, who is
also president of the Raleigh
Phosphate Company and vice-pres-
ident of the Neuse River Mills. He
is also postmaster of West Ra-
leigh. The secretary-treasurer and
general manager of the company
is Henry T. Hicks, who was born
near Raleigh and has spent nearly
the whole of his life in this city.
He is also president of the Henry
T. Hicks Company, owners of two
of Raleigh's most prominent drug
stores. Mr. Hicks was the origi-
nator of Hicks' Capudine and
other remedies and is a licensed
pharmacist. He is a member of
the Chamber of Commerce and a
director on that bodv.


Well-Known Member
Apr 24, 2007
It hung on well into the teens...as a headache remedy I think its was actually shut down by Prohibition, which resulted in a lot less headaches to be had! I've dug holes just loaded with teens whiskey flasks and these Hick's bottles.


Well-Known Member
Apr 7, 2020
I was wondering about gripp( thought it might be for wives) lol. The info is much appreciated. I love to know about people's innovation and hard work to make things like taste good headache meds.


Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2020
New Jersey
I still remember being told that Medication is not Candy. It is not supposed to taste good. I was born in the generation that did not care how it tasted. Now kids have all kinds of fruity flavored vitamins and some meds.

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