Bottle of Huxley's 'Ner-Vigor', England, 1892-1943

Made:
1892-1943 in Surrey and Croydon
maker:
Anglo-American Pharmaceutical Company Limited

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Bottle of "Ner-Vigor", with instructions, in original carton, by the Anglo-American Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., English.
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Bottle of "Ner-Vigor", with instructions, in original carton, by the Anglo-American Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., English.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bottle of "Ner-Vigor", with instructions, in original carton, by the Anglo-American Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., English.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bottle of "Ner-Vigor", with instructions, in original carton, by the Anglo-American Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., English

Huxley’s ‘Ner-Vigor’ was sold as a strengthening tonic for the nerves and to improve digestion. Made by the Anglo-American Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, based in Croydon, the tonic was prescribed for clinical depression, neurasthenia, anaemia, rickets, and sciatica. It was suggested that a teaspoonful should be added to half a wine glass of water and drunk three times a day after meals. Like some other medical products of the period, it contains a very small measure of the highly dangerous poison strychnine.

The makers of the tonic claimed that it received favourable reviews in the medical press.

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DisplayLocation:
Science Museum, Mezzanine Gallery: Wounded; Conflict, Casualties and Care
Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A640381
type:
medicinal tonic
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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