'Extraordinary effects of Morison Vegetable Pills!', advertisement published London, England, 1834

Made:
1834 in London
maker:
J Kendrick
artist:
Charles Jameson Grant

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Coloured lithograph by G.J.G. entitled "Extraordinary effects of Morrison Vegetable Pills!". (Published by J. Kendrick,
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"Extraordinary effects of Morrison Vegetable Pills!". Coloured lithograph by C.J.G. (Published by J. Kendrick,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Extraordinary effects of Morrison Vegetable Pills!". Coloured lithograph by C.J.G. (Published by J. Kendrick,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Coloured lithograph by C.J.G. entitled "Extraordinary effects of Morrison Vegetable Pills!". (Published by J. Kendrick, Leicester Square, January 10th 1834) 23cmx27cm.

The caption of this image describes the ‘Extraordinary Effects of Morison’s Vegetable Pills’, re-growing a man’s legs overnight. Morison’s Vegetable Pills were the brainchild of James Morison (1770-1840) and sold from 1825 onwards. Morison believed that all disease was caused by an impurity of the blood that could only be purged by his vegetable pills. The pills, a laxative based on a variety of herbs, including rhubarb and myrrh, were sold in chemists, grocers and even libraries. Morison believed that his pills could be taken in large doses but a number of deaths proved him wrong. Many labelled him a quack and his pills a poison. The print is by Charles Grant Jameson (active 1832-1850).

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1981-1747
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Edmunds, A.

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