Dayton was once a hotbed for patent medicine sellers and manufacturers. It was a time of Redfern's Indian Tonic and Hirsch's Ambition Tablets, of liniments and cure-alls, of pills and powders and the occasional health potion. Step inside this book and see the lure of the ads, almanacs, trade cards and testimonials that sold a city, as well as a nation, on the idea of do-it-yourself medication. Discover the story of a Dayton traveling medicine show, a failed cure that caused a young woman to be murdered, and a dead man's testimonial of how he was feeling much better after taking a stimulating elixir. Here, in all its original color, is the history of the reckless and robust golden age of patent medicines in the Gem City.
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Curt Dalton has written over 20 books on the history of Dayton. As the Visual Resources Manager for Dayton History he takes care of the organization’s 1.5 million photographs, negatives and motion picture films.
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