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Is it any wonder you have:
- Liver Disease
- Kidney Disease
- General Debility
|from Google news|
|Competitors in the "cures all humors" department:|
"The Golden Medical Discovery," Dr. Pierce, World's Dispensary Medical Assn., Invalid's Hotel, Buffalo NY
Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer, R.P. Hall & Co., Nashua NH
S.S.S., Swift Specific Co., Atlanta GA
|Active ingredients listed:|
Gentian Root (Gentiana Lutea)
Oregon Grape Root (Berberis Acquifolium)
Blood Root (Sanguinaria Canadensis)
Other ingredients included:
Wild Cherry Bark (Prunus Virginiana)
Stone Root (Collinsonia Canadensis)
Cascara Bark (Rhammus Purshiana)
Queen's Root (Stillingia Sylvatica)
According to the box, these ingredients were designed to "promote more normal stomach activity, so helping to digest food better and more thoroughly and over a period of time make gas pains and discomforts of indigestion less likely." I have followed the links to the ingredients above. After reading of their medicinal effects, I have decided not to open the bottle. A hundred years of sitting around unopened have probably not improved the original formula!
|Dr. Pierce's Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, Buffalo NY|
So just what are "humors?"
: via Old French from Latin humor 'moisture', from humere . The original sense was 'bodily fluid' (surviving in aqueous humour and vitreous humour); it was used specifically for any of the cardinal humours Each of the four chief fluids of the body (blood, phlegm, yellow bile (choler), and black bile (melancholy)) that were thought to determine a person’s physical and mental qualities by the relative proportions in which they were present, whence 'mental disposition' (thought to be caused by the relative proportions of the humours). This led, in the 16th century, to the senses 'mood' and 'whim', hence to humour someone 'to indulge a person's whim'. dates from the late 16th century."
Of which this is my favorite:
|Just let your yard go to weeds, and if you live in the USA, chances are Rumex crispus will move right in.|
"Dr. Charles Morse, Jr. started manufacturing his Compound of Yellow Dock Root in 1850 in Providence at 102 and 66 Fountain Street. In 1852 the company became Morse & Co. with Charles H. Morse (son? brother?) as partner. By 1860 Charles H. had left and was on his own at the rear of 11 Broadway manufacturing his own syrups. In the interim, Charles Morse Jr. became associated with the Rhode Island Medicine Company at 348 Westminister Street where he remained until about 1883. He may have started a new company because a Morse Yellow Dock Root Syrup Company is listed as a laboratory at 153-157 Dyer Street in Providence from 1883-1887."
|66 Fountain St., Google Street View Oct. 2015|
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