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Advert for Jacob Townsend's Sarsparilla, medicine

Advert for Jacob Townsend's Sarsparilla, medicine

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1886/10/01

Shelfmark: Evan.5083

Item number: 5083

Genre: Leaflet

This is an adverisement for Dr Jacob Townsend's sarsaparilla medicine. During the 19th century medicines such as this, were taken for all manner of aliments from arthritis and skin disease to psoriasis and leprosy. It was actually widely used in China as a treatment for syphilis. It was also taken by women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant.

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