Old Quack/ Snake Oil Medicines

Ye Olde Prospector

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Thanks guy, please keep the photos coming. They are great in my opinion !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's one of my favorite cures from Washington,DC no less. Harper's cuforhedake
Brain Food
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Would like to see some of these bottles that others have collected. What are the weirdest sayings or claims that make you laugh or at least smile?
Mine is the Pre-Digested Food Co. bottle. I don't know what this bottle actually contained. Pine Apples were not well know in the US when these
bottles were made, so hopefully they did not contain what they claimed to contain.
KENDALL’S SPAVIN TREATMENT FOR HUMAN FLESH
 

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ROBBYBOBBY64

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If you want to try some of the Dr. Graves, I've got one with full contents haha.
I love the full meds. The condition of the label is killer. Wonder what it tasted like?
Here is a full Babek for Malaria, Washington, DC.
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TxBottleDigger

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I suggest reading volume I (1912) & Volume II (1921) of Nostrums and Quackery by the American Medical Association. It gives a good history of famous patent medicines and what they falsely claimed to cure. Both volumes are free to read on google books.
 

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