Auction 103, Lot 578

"Drosera, or Indian Sovereigh Remedy for Palpitation of the Heart",

Subject: Advertisement

Period: 1870 (circa)


Color: Black & White

6.2 x 9 inches
15.7 x 22.9 cm

This is an original medical broadsheet issued by Bowker & Merrill, West Charleston, VT. It advertises a tonic that is "no catch-penny offered to the public for the purpose of fraudulent gain, or a panacea for all ills, but a true and scientific preparation offered to those who are afflicted with Palpitation or that class of diseases called nervousa, which are among the most distressing that afflict the human family." Together with an original bottle label for the same product.


Condition: B

Broadsheet very good. Damp stain on label.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 6/11/2003