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1930s leather pouch | Vintage Yardley London Smelling Salts Glass Bottle in Decorated Tooled ...

Vintage Yardley London Smelling Salts Glass Bottle in Decorated Tooled Leather Case Circa

Old phospho-quinine medical bottle.  For "la grippe", colds, headaches, fever and "all malarial troubles". Still filled and still has its original cotton wadding.  (from my personal collection)

Old phospho-quinine medical bottle. For "la grippe", colds, headaches, fever and "all malarial troubles". Still filled and still has its original cotton wadding. (from a personal collection)

Calf's Foot Jelly was thought to have restorative benefits for people who had frail constitutions, chronic maladies or were recovering from illness. It is made from the stock of boiled calves feet and poured into a mould.

Calf's Foot Jelly was thought to have restorative benefits for people who had frail constitutions, chronic maladies or were recovering from illness. It is made from the stock of boiled calves feet and poured into a mould.

During the Victorian period cures for diseases were often more dangerous than the illness itself.    Laudanum is a notable example of the Victorian cure. Pharmacies could prescribe the dangerous drug over the counter unchecked. It would be taken for many ailments including headaches and menstrual cramps. Some women would even use the drug to obtain a pale complexion, as frailty among women was considered attractive.

Description: During the Victorian period cures for diseases were often more dangerous than the illness itself. Laudanum is a notable example of the Victorian cure. Pharmacies could prescribe the.

WW1 Russian nurse.

Russian nurse, WWI - Read "With the Armies of the Tsar" Florence Farmborough

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