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The turkey shootin' : "our blood is life, for sar'tin" : S.S.S. for the blood / [Swift Specific Company].

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[1889]
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Description

Illustrated booklet with a poem about a turkey shoot advertising the Swift Specific Company's old indian recipe, S.S.S. which was supposed to cure scrofula, indolent ulcers, rheumatism, skin cancer (which "is a form of blood poison") and blood poisoning as well as being a spring tonic and encourage a clear complexion by curing acne. S.S.S. stood for: Swift's Syphilitic Specific. Syphilis itself was referred to as "contagious blood poison" by the company. There is a warning about using mercury for therapeutic purposes.

Publication/Creation

[Atlanta] : [Swift Specific Co.], [1889]

Physical description

20 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 13 cm

Notes

Cover title.
Introduction to the firm dated November 10 1889.

Languages

  • English


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