Box for 'Trilene' tablets, Europe, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in Europe
maker:
Unknown
Carton for "Trilene" tablets. Full view, graduated matt black perspex background.

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Carton for "Trilene" tablets. Full view, graduated matt black perspex background.
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Carton for "Trilene" tablets

‘Trilene’ tablets are advertised on this box as “the only cure for stoutness”. Stoutness is another, older word for being overweight. It was a so-called ‘patent medicine’ whose recipe was secret. It is unlikely to have been of much practical use.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A661213
type:
box
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle