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Dr. McMunn's Elixir of Opium Bottle

Dr. McMunn's Elixir of Opium bottle
VG+ Condition.
Size: 4 3/8" tall

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This is from a large Bottle Collection/ Antique Medical and more items will be listed from this collection.

"Dr. McMunn’s Elixir of Opium was first formulated in the mid 1830s by Dr. John B. McMunn. The product became a big hit in the United States once the A. B. & D. Sands drug company bought the recipe in 1841. Soon after, advertisements for the product flooded newspapers and medical journals, many guaranteeing that McMunn’s was not habit-forming. Yet, bottles of the narcotic-laced formula were labeled as the “Pure and Essential Extract of the Native Drug”, and the preparation was said to be “Greatly Superior to Morphine.”

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