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Bottle of Huxley's 'Ner-Vigor', England, 1892-1943

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Huxley’s ‘Ner-Vigor’ was sold as a strengthening tonic for the nerves and to improve digestion. Made by the Anglo-American Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, based in Croydon, the tonic was prescribed for clinical depression, neurasthenia, anaemia, rickets, and sciatica. It was suggested that a teaspoonful should be added to half a wine glass of water and drunk three times a day after meals. Like some other medical products of the period, it contains a very small measure of the highly dangerous poison strychnine. The makers of the tonic claimed that it received favourable reviews in the medical press. maker: Anglo-American Pharmaceutical Company Limited Place made: Croydon, Croydon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom



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Bottle of Huxley's 'Ner-Vigor', England, 1892-1943. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY


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