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Barry's Pain Relief Advertisement Pamphlet, 1877

 Item
Identifier: 1981.003.1

Scope and Contents

Bifolium advertisement; 4 pages, with engraving of a "Crow" camp to front; folded into thirds with tears along folds, fragile.
This is a very scarce advertisement for a wonderful piece of quackery, a herbal concoction apparently passed on to 'Professor' Barry by a hunter who, in turn, was given it by the medicine man O-gul-sa-wah of the Crow tribe in Nebraska in 1853. Of course, the recipe is secret, but the potion offers instant - yes, instant - relief from ailments as numerous and unrelated as burns, broken breasts, asthma, cholera, kidney disease and piles. A 'complete cure' of all these diseases is assured.

Dates

  • 1877

Creator

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Extent

1 item : 4 pages ; 24 cm

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Blackwell's Rare Books, July 2021.

Source

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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