Buffalo, NY. World's Dispensary Medical Association. 1900.
Booklet in paper covers, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, 48 pp. Twelve blank pages, one for each month, made available for notes relating to "items of interest or importance." There is one four line entry in January before the booklet's owner tired of the exercise. Other pages are devoted to blurbs relating to Dr. Pierce's products, his Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute in Buffalo, plus copious personal testimonials (illustrated with photographic portraits) regarding the healing powers of the tonics, lotions, and salves alleged to cure "derangements of the liver, stomach, and bowels." (Also Consumption, Kidney Disease, Blood and Skin Diseases, and much much more.) Booklet also advertises a "$500 reward for women who cannot be cured." Good clean condition. The World's Dispensary Medical Association was the brainchild of the patent medicine wizard Doctor Ray Vaughn Pierce, based in Buffalo New York. He made a fortune in the late 19th century from this and related ventures. Item #52408