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A 3D Look at Patent Medicines

For my book Doctors and Distillers I referred to the Smithsonian's "Balm of America" collection of patent medicines. 

The collection is images of patent medicine bottles, pills, etc. 

I was just made aware of another patent medicine collection at NYU - and in this one you can spin the bottles around and look in three dimensions:

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There is also a good amount of information about patent medicines generally and the specific ones in the collection.


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Check it out!



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