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The pains of gout could be eased by boiling rosemary leaves and tying them, wrapped in linen, round the afflicted members. Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, E. & M. Radford : 'Zyloric' Allopurinol.

Burroughs Wellcome and Company
Date
1968
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One of a series of leaflets (traditional remedies and superstitions) issued by Burroughs Wellcome & Co. advertising Zyloric, used to treat gout and high uric acid levels in the body. Showing a woman tending to a man in bed, treating his foot with bandages infused with rosemary.

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1968.

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1 folded sheet (4 unnumbered pages) : colour ; 28 x 22 cm folded to 14 x 22 cm

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Copy 1. Front half only.

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