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Vintage J. A. McGill M.D. & Co., Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage J.A. McGill M.D. & Co., Orange Blossom Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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Orange Blossom

...A positive cure for all female diseases. Some symptoms: a tired, languid feeling, low spirited and despondent, with no apparent cause. Indigestion, headache, backache, bearing down pains, pain across lower part of bowels, with great soreness in region of ovaries.

J.A. McGill M.D., & Co., 2 & 4 Panorama Place, Chicago, Ill. ...

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Promotional trading cards of all types were popular during the Victorian era (soap, tonics, sewing machines, shirts, hats, etc.), and patent medicines were no exception. People would collect and trade these trading cards. Manufactures of patent medicines would design and print these cards, then provide them as promotional giveaways to the drug stores that carried their patent medicines. Many cards have survived and the artwork in many cases is magnificent. 

As a complimentary service, RXinsider provides FREE, high-resolution downloads of many vintage pharmacy ads and imagery. Simply complete the form on the following webpage, and you will be presented with a download button to download the files for printing and framing in a .zip file.