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The 3rd Edition of "The Antique Cannabis Book" -- Last Update; Dec 2013

Dr. C.P. DUNCAN'S COUGH BALSAM

DUNCAN'S COUGH BALSAM   DUNCAN'S COUGH BALSAM


Dr. C.P. DUNCAN'S COUGH BALSAM
The following is taken directly from an auctioneer's write-up.

"Dr. C.P. DUNCAN'S COUGH - BALSAM" Patent Medicine w/Cannabis.   Mfg. by Webb Medicine Co of Nashville, Tenn.   A 6" tall aqua in a classic long neck hand blown into mold with a hand formed tall neck and lip with great stress marks on it, fine embossing on the back, and the original label with claims of "A relief for all affections of the throat, lungs and chest such as: colds, coughs, asthma, croup, bronchitis, pains or oppressions of the chest and spitting of blood.   Think of all the people who were fooled by this one probably one of the items that spurned the 1906 food and drug act...Clearly 1880-1890s stuff here...AND ON TOP OF IT ALL, IT IS STILL FULL FROM OVER 100 YEARS AGO AND ORIGINAL CORK.  Ingredients like morphine and cannibus indica, now controlled substance-s/ narcotics that would make one FEEL better...are in this one (but those are the only ingredients that are listed in this item!); a classic patent medicine not a pharmacist compounding bottle.   It came from an old apothecary drug store form Chicago.

MUSEUM COMMENT
In a way we have to agree with this auctioneer's write-up in that Morphine (at least as a drug for coughs)is really a bad news.   Point being made, just because a medicine used to contain Cannabis as one of its ingredients does not mean that it was a good one.



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