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Item:3127603043091860 Lebanon CT DR. CHARLES SWEET'S SCROFULA SYRUP Box Label PATENT MEDICINE Description DR. CHARLES SWEET'S CELEBRATED SCROFULA SYRUP label dates from around 1860, possibly earlier. Dr. Sweet practiced medicine in Lebanon, Connecticut, where his patent medicines were bottled. The label measures 2 5/8 x 6 1/8" and is in good condition with light bends and soiling. A 1/8" edge tear has been closed from the reverse with archival tape. The label was removed from either a box or paper wrapper and there is glue residue and paper adhesions on the reverse. Both sides of this label are shown enlarged in the scans. In the 19th century, modern medicine had only progressed a few faltering steps. While there were far fewer medical practitioners, The Last Green Valley was the home of several notable ones — the Sweet brothers, in particular. Many entrepreneurial and innovative doctors strove to come up with medicines and procedures that would alleviate suffering. Dr. Charles Sweet, of Lebanon, and his brother, Dr. Stephen Sweet of Franklin were two such men. They invented a line of patent medicines in the mid-1800s, but were more notable as bonesetters. Although not trained medical doctors, they were called “doctor” by laymen because of their ability to mend broken bones. If one suffered with complaints of paralysis of the limbs, then “Dr. Chas Sweet’s Rheumatic or Stimulating Liniment” was advertised as a cure. “Dr. Chas Sweet’s Healing, Cooling Extract Salve” was touted as a cure for scrofula (tuberculosis of the lymph glands), ulcers and other ailments. Those patients needing to quell other stresses were recommended “Dr. Chas Sweet’s Relaxing Liniment.” Dr. Stephen Sweet sold “Stephen Sweet’s Infallible Liniment,” touted as a cure-all. The Sweets’ reputation as bone-setters was famous. Dr. Charles Sweet had offices in both Hartford and Springfield, Mass., where he practiced once each month. From: Exploring The Last Green Valley: Sweet Brothers Known for Mending Broken Bones by Charlene Perkins Cutler. TERMS: Scan is an accurate representation. Item is guaranteed to be authentic and as described and is returnable. Item will be shipped by USPS first class mail. Shipping within the United States is free. International buyers pay $12.99. Buyers in Canada will be invoiced. Shipping for multiple items will be combined. Massachusetts residents include sales tax. Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE CounterCondition:Used, Condition:****Click on the SEE FULL ITEM DESCRIPTION box for details and enlarged scans.
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1860 Lebanon CT DR. CHARLES SWEET'S SCROFULA SYRUP Box Label PATENT MEDICINE