All Kinds of Everything


This advertisement from the February 10, 1887 issue of The Chatham Record appears to be for a single product, but a closer look shows it hawking around ten different medicines. A further disclaimer runs up the sides of the ad:

ONE kind of medicine will not cure all kinds of diseases. Dr. Kilmer’s preparations are Specifics – a remedy for each disease. They are the result of a successful practice since 1859.

I hope they came in different colored bottles, at least.


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