Description: This is one of the best examples of this early pontiled medicine you will find. Manufactured by Dr. Joseph H. Schenck & Son of Philadelphia, advertised as cure for consumption. Dr. Joseph H. Schenck suffered from a pulmonic disease as a young man. Somehow, while a tailor in Trenton, N.J., he was helped by a concoction of Chamomile, worm-wood, catnip, essence of tansy, hyssop, hops, hoarhound, comfrey, senega, gum Arabic, licorice, elecampane, Indian turnip, lemon juice, brandy, and water. In 1836, he named it Pulmonic Syrup, and began to produce it. Among the conditions that it was recommended for was “clergyman's sore throat”, a terror to ministers, attorneys, and other people who talked too much. He stirred up a barrel of Seaweed Tonic with 19.5% alcohol, and soon he was on his way to a “fortune”. Schenck's “palace of marble” was constructed at No. 15 North Sixth Street in Philadelphia. Schenck’s Seaweed Tonic and Mandrake Pills were also promoted as remedies for dyspepsia and liver complaints. Pontiled. American C. 1865
Embossed: SCHENCK’S // PULMONIC// SYRUP //PHILADA
Color: Brilliant Deep Aquamarine
Condition: Excellent. Strongly embossed, open pontil.
Item No: 171