Patent Medicines

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US-GCS DCL Coll-284 Row A CITY Grinnell Stories-2021-09-14

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Patent Medicines



Patent Medicines
Health, Medicine

Post title: Quack! Quack! Patent Medicines in Early Grinnell

Date published: September 14, 2021

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Drake Library Archive Digital File Name: GrinnellStories/2021-09-14 Quack! Quack! Patent Medicines in Early Grinnell

Summary: Prior to the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, which provided early consumer protections against mislabeled or impure products, many cures and remedies were sold nationwide without proper testing and sometimes under false claims. Some cures included alcohol or addictive drugs. These cures and remedies reached Grinnell, and were written about or advertised in the Herald Register. This article includes brief histories of these cures and the companies behind them.

826 Main Street
C. I. Hood and Company Apothecaries
Cooper, Lee Thomas
DeWitt, Elden C.
Dr. Ray Vaughn Pierce
E. C. DeWitt & Co.
Fenner, Milton
Hotel Mudlavia
Hood, Charles Ira
Kramer, Harry L.
S. C. Wells Company
Tew, W. B.
Wubbels, Gene

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