Dr Williams' 'Pink Pills', London, England, 1850-1920

Made:
1850-1920 in London

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Bottle of Dr Williams "Pink Pills", by G.T. Fulford Co. Ltd. (of Canada), proprietors of the Dr. Williams Medicine Co., London, 1850-1920

Dr William’s ‘Pink Pills’ were advertised as an iron rich tonic for the blood and nerves to treat anaemia, clinical depression, poor appetite and lack of energy. The tablets were originally advertised as “Pink Pills for Pale People”. Users of the product claimed the pills could even cure paralysis.

The patent for the pills was bought by an American politician, Senator George T Fulford (1852-1905) in 1890. Fulford made the product an international success.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A627306
Materials:
bottle, glass, bottle, plastic and carton, paper
Measurements:
bottle: 79 mm 26 mm,
type:
medicinal tonic