‘Alpine Spa’ slimming pills, London, England, 1908-1950

1908-1950 in London
Savory and Moore

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One of two cartons of slimming pills, by Savory and Moore Ltd., English

Two slimming tablets were taken at night and one in the morning to lose weight. It is not clear whether or not these worked. Many slimming pills once contained an addictive and now controlled substance called amphetamine sulphate.

The pills were made by Savory and Moore (active 1794-1992), and John Bell and Croydon, founded in 1798, both manufacturing chemists based in London.

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Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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