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The mahogany medicine chest contains boxes, bottles and tubes of medications to treat a number of conditions. The chest includes treatments to purge the body by vomiting, by sweating, as well as general purgatives. Other medications include pain relief, plus astringents and stimulants. The chest contains an inventory listing the medications. The chest also includes a set of scales, weights, a pill tile and a spatula. The set was probably used in the home or by a chemist or apothecary.

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Before Modern Medicine: The Trial and Error of American Medicine's Wackiest Remedies

'try penicillin: made from mould, you can get this drug from your doctor or prepare it yourself' seriously folks would we do this now I think not!!!!

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germolene pink, wintergreen scent, apparently. Vintage Medical Chemist Tin Germolene Aseptic Ointment Veno Drug Company St Helens Lancashire Circa 1950s Exhibition Awards

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Curing with cocaine: The bizarre Victorian drug-laden 'remedies' for coughs, cancer and liver disease

An advert from 1912 claiming to offer treatment for female diseases and piles, which consisted mainly of cocoa butter

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