Token advertising anti-syphilis treatment, France, 1830-1900

Made:
1830-1900 in France
maker:
Unknown

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Trade token, metal, advertising anti-syphilitique contraceptives only available from Maison Laffecteur, 22 Rue des Petits, Augustins,Paris, French, 1830-1900

It is thought that this token is advertising an anti-syphilis treatment made by Maison Laffecteur in Paris, France. The treatments could also be used for other STIs, known then as venereal diseases. Unlike other treatments, this ointment was not mercury based – and therefore toxic – but made from vegetables! The treatment is very unlikely to have worked.

Details

Category:
Wellcome Medals
Object Number:
A677016
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium

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