Antique Bottle, Piso's Cure For Consumption, Hazeltine & Co, Aqua, Circa 1800s, Quack Medicine Bottle, Pharmaceutical Cure, Patent Medicine
A wonderful aqua antique bottle. This is Piso's Cure For Consumption (Tuberculosis) made by Hazeltine & co. This bottle is from circa 1800s. This would be an ideal addition to a pharmaceutical bottle collection. A great gift idea for a collector.
Ezra T. Hazeltine arrived in Warren, Pennsylvania in 1860. He began selling patent medicine 1864 and with the help of a local doctor “Piso’s Cure for Consumption” (tuberculosis) was created. In 1869, he founded the Piso Company to market this concoction on a national level. Piso’s Cure contained at various times opium, morphine, hashish, marijuana, chloroform, and alcohol. The medical profession considered its claim as a “cure” to be fraudulent but it became one of America’s best-selling patent drugs. When the Pure Food and Drug Act became law in 1906, the company changed its label to claim that it was “A Medicine for Coughs and Colds.” By this time, the Piso Company had removed some of the more popular ingredients in its medication. It still probably had marijuana and chloroform. It seems that the company stayed just a bit ahead of the authorities. This quack medicine in some cases was damaging the health of the people using them. It was also one of the most popular patent medicines.
*** Above description will be included with bottle on tan card stock***
5 inches in height
This bottle is in very good condition. There are no chips or cracks. There is fogging to the glass from being buried.
There is also some dirt stuck to the bottom edges.
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