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Vintage Ayers Sarsaparilla Bottle

Vintage Ayers Sarsaparilla Bottle c.1860s

First advertised in 1857 the sarsaparilla was a product of Dr. James C. Ayer, practical and analytical chemist, 84 Central, boards at Merr, House (1849), Lowell, MA, Advertised 1851-1900+, Colds, coughs, hoarseness, influenza, whooping cough, croup, consumption. Testimonials to 1847, Ayer's American Almanacs begun in the early 1850s reached a worldwide audience and printed some 16,000,000-25,000,000 copies annually by the turn of the century. In 1889 the almanac was printed in 21 languages and the bindery was making 10,000 copies a day. Note: Sarsaparilla grows in swamps and hedges in the middle and southern states and its root was used as, a diuretic and the treatment of chronic rheumatism and infections of the skin. But its most extensive and useful application has been found to be in the treatment of secondary and tertiary syphilis and especially in the broken condition of the system which follows the use of mercury in these afflictions.
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