"HARD FACTS and Things Worth Knowing" ad pamphlet: patent medicines facts wisdom

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Seller: majorstuf (712) 100%, Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Ships to: US, Item: 123907908769 "HARD FACTS and Things Worth Knowing" Published by William B Henry & Co, New York for W H Van Wagenen, DRUGGIST, Oxford, NY Victorian-era Advertising for patent ("quack") medicines, with testimonials dating from 1840's to 1880's. Interspersed with "facts" such as the number of toes on a cat (it says 18 - is that true?) and "Golden Maxims," such as, "Do Not Commit Suicide" (!) Some of the testimonials appear to have authors with funny made-up names (e.g., "Mercy A Duguid" as in "Mercy A Do Good"), like names on some infamous petitions and the "robosigners" of the foreclosure crisis! I liked the section "Interesting to All Who Eat" (who doesn't eat?). The booklet says most of the solid foods require about 2 hours to digest. As a physician who performed nuclear gastric emptying studies, I can say that's amazingly accurate for the 19th Century! The smudge on the upper right corner of the cover is an artifact I photoshopped to obscure an old price (from when I bought this about 50 years ago). No International bids accepted. No international shipping. Domestic USA auction only. All Sales Final. No Returns. Please Ask All Questions Before the Auction Ends! We are a Smoke-Free environment. Condition: Used, Condition: See photos for condition description., Type of Advertising: pamphlet booklet brochure, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Original/Reproduction: Original, Date of Creation: Nineteenth Century, Color: Pink

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