Antique Bottle, Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, Aqua, Circa 1890s, Cure, Patent Medicine, Embossed, Quack Medicine, Collectible
A wonderful aqua antique patent medicine bottle. This is Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, Buffalo, New York. The bottle is from circa 1890s. This embossed bottle has the bottles name on the flat side, on the two smaller end is Dr Pierce's name and Buffalo, New York. It is one of the many quack medicines on the market during the 1800s thru early 1900s. This bottle would make an excellent gift for a bottle collector.
With no federal regulation, anybody could call themselves a doctor. There were hundreds manufacturer's of elixirs, blood purifiers, medicinal salves, and balms that cured every ailment under the sun. These medicines frequently bore the name of the inventor, fostering a sense of legitimacy, and reliability.
Dr. Ray Vaughn Pierce got his medical diploma from the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati. He moved to Buffalo NY where he sold many quack cures including"Dr. Pierce's Anuric Tablets, ‘Smart Weed’, and ‘Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets’. His patent medicines were some of the most popular of the time. Pierce also sold a book called “The People’s Common Sense Medical Advisor” that recommended his own products. These products contained liberal amounts of alcohol, quinine, and sometimes opium. In addition to selling drugs, he ran a hospital and was elected to the state senate in New York and later Congress. He died in 1914.
Golden Medical Discovery was advertised as the cure of all severe, chronic or lingering coughs, bronchitis, laryngitis, weak lungs, bleeding from lungs, public speaker's sore throat, hoarseness, and suppression or loss of voice. It was also a remedy for torpor of liver (generally termed "liver complaint" or "biliousness") and for habitual constipation of the bowels, loss of appetite, indigestion, dyspepsia, and for general nervous disability or prostration. It was also listed as a blood purifier--- valuable in all forms of scrofulous and other blood diseases and for skin diseases, eruptions, pimples, rashes and blotches, boils, ulcers, sores, and swellings, arising from impure blood.
borate of soda
black cherry bark
*** Above description will be included with bottle on tan cardstock***
8 1/2 inches in height
This bottle is in excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks. The bottle has a raised bottom and there are bubbles in the glass from the manufacturing process.
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