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Barry's Pain Relief advertisement pamphlet, 1877

Identifier: 1981.008.1

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.


  • Publication: 1877



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1 item : 4 pages ; 24 cm

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