Object Record

Object Name Bottle, Medicine
Catalog Number 2013.023.001
Description Dr. Thacher's Liver Medicine, sold for $1.00. Container holds five packages of medicine that will equal 1 pint of liquid medicine, as advertised on the container.

Henry Savage Thacher was born December 11th, 1826 Biddeford, ME.; he resided successively at East Concord, N. H., and at Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a chemist and apothecary and was the founder of Dr. Thacher's Medicine Company of Chattanooga, Tenn., and the inventor and proprietor of the medicines there manufactured; he died at Chattanooga, November 16th, 1898. Dr. Thacher's Liver and Blood Syrup, sold by the Thacher Medicine Company in Chattanooga, TN, included ingredients such as gentian, senna and potassium iodide but was later declared unsafe by the government for the ingredients used and its false claims of curing things such as biliousness, costiveness, drowsiness, yellow jaundice, and all liver complaints. See Search Terms for additional information.
Date 1910-1925 circa
Dimensions H-8.5 Dia-2 inches
Accession number 2013.023