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As a remedy for back-pain it was recommended that a seventh son stand or walk upon the patient's back. A handbook of Irish folklore, G. O'Suilleabhain : 'Migril'.

  • Burroughs Wellcome and Company
Date
1966
  • Ephemera
  • Online

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Description

One of a series of leaflets (traditional folkloric medicine) issued by Burroughs Wellcome & Co. advertising Migril, a remedy for headaches and migraines containing caffeine and the ergot derivative ergotamine. Showing an illustration of a young boy standing on the back of an ailing man. Quotes G. O'Suilleabhain's 'A Handbook of Irish Folklore'.

Publication/Creation

1966.

Physical description

1 sheet : colour ; 20 x 20 cm

Notes

Copy 1. Front half only.

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Languages

  • English


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