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Item:123907974885Antique Dr. William’s Pink Pills W/ Contents Rare Quack Medicine Pharmacy Drug Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People was a late 19th to early 20th-century patent medicine containing ferrous sulfate and magnesium sulfate. It was produced by Dr. Williams Medicine Company, the trading arm of G. T. Fulford & Company. It was claimed to cure chorea, referenced frequently in newspaper headlines as "St. Vitus' Dance," as well as "locomotor ataxia, partial paralyxia, seistica, neuralgia rheumatism, nervous headache, the after-effects of la grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow complexions, [and] all forms of weakness in male or female. Coated in pink-coloured sugar, an analysis of the pills conducted in 1909 for the British Medical Association revealed them to contain sulphate of iron, potassium carbonate, magnesia, powdered liquorice, and sugar. Approximately one third of the iron sulphate in the pills had oxidised in the sampling analysed, leading to the statement that the pills had been "very carelessly prepared". The formula went through several changes, and at one stage included the laxative aloe, the major ingredient of Beecham's Pills. The Pills were finally withdrawn from the market in the 1970s. Note: some condition issues as seen in photos over all a nice rare example of antique medicine!!! This piece would make a great addition to any quack medicine medical or apothecary collection!!! good luck on owning this great example of American medical history!!! ATTENTION!!! THIS IS JUST ONE PIECE FROM A HUGE FAMILY DRUG STORE LIFETIME COLLECTION!!! THERE ARE GOING TO BE COUNTLESS RARE ITEMS TO COME SOME OF WHICH ONLY HAVE OTHER EXAPLES IN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS INCLUDING THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY!!! MAKE SURE TO ADD US TO YOUR SAVED SELLERS LIST TO GET UPDATES ON NEW ITEMS!!! Most of the items in this collection are rare enough that there are no known examples that have been sold in order to get an average value. For this reason we will be starting items at a higher price and will gradually lower over time until a bid is placed. Don't let this item slip away!!! Buy it now or if you have a better price in mind feel free to send me a offer or bid and I'll see what I can do!!! Thank you for browsing items from The Quackery Factory!!! We pride ourselves in trying to locate and bring to market The most rare and unique pieces we can find. We are constantly recovering new items so please add us to your favorite sellers list and stop by from time to time and see what's new!!! We offer a 10% discount to all return customers. Cash in on this discount by leaving feedback in order to keep a record of your previous purchases. Not valid with a best offer deal or auction listings. If you are near Cumberland MD and would like to save money on shipping cost I can change to local pick up. Items are sold as is in estate found condition. If you have any questions, please ask and I will do my best to respond quickly with the needed information. Thanks, The Quackery FactoryBrand:Dr. William’s Pink Pills, Maker:The Dr. Williams Medicine Co.
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