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214078 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2011‑02‑23 Re: RE: cleaning oilstones
OK, old patent medicines,... just get me started !!!!

   The three most popular ingredients in nearly all of them, including
The Great - Dr Kilmers - Kidney Liver and Bladder Cure - Specific!!

(one dollar a bottle, folks, just one dollar for the perfect preparation 
of secretly guarded ingredients guaranteed to cure ......)

  Were alcohol, opium and laxative.
  Notably senna or calomel.
  About 4 hours in the outhouse worth.

  Mrs Winslows Soothing Syrup for Teething Infants.......
  was loaded with alcohol and opium (also known as laudanum)

  The thing was, people didn't really have all that much that actually 
worked to a strong effect.
   Aspirin and quinine didn't come along until the 1880's.
   So old time herbs and spices, not very effective but old time 
trusted, and the big three, made up almost all of them.

  They wouldn't really cure you of anything, but they seldom killed you 
either, and when you drank them?
   something definitely did happen.

  Happy tonight, busy tomorrow

    yours Scott

    Scott Grandstaff
    Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca  96039


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