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    Posted 10 years ago

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    From the historical archives of the Jounal of American Medicine:

    Lippi Blood Purifier Tonic.—In April, 1925, the A. F. Lippi Laboratories, Philadelphia, shipped into Massachusetts a quantity of "Dr. Lippi Blood Purifier Tonic," which government officials declared was misbranded. Analyzed by the Bureau of Chemistry, the preparation was reported to consist essentially of compounds of iron, arsenic, strychnine, potassium and iodine, with extracts from plant drugs, including a laxative, alcohol, sugar, flavoring and water. Some of the claims made on the label of this preparation were :
    "For the Treatment of Rheumatism, Sciatica, Vertigo, Torpid Liver, Anemia, Indigestion, Boils, Syphilis, Scrofula, Pimples, Insomnia, Headaches, Nervousness and other Impurities of the Blood."
    "Dr. Lippi Blood Purifier Tonic is certainly the best tonic purifier of the blood, called miraculous by everyone."
    These and similar claims were declared by the government officials to be false and fraudulent, and, on September 23, 1925, the court entered judgment of condemnation and forfeiture and ordered that the product be destroyed.—(Notice of Judgment 13780; issued December, 1925. Chem. Suppl. 206)

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    1. SACK29, 10 years ago
      Any thoughts on this Item? What do you think this collection would be worth?
    2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      I'd say about 10 years for failure to obey a court order.LOL
    3. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 10 years ago seems like I saw this same item before under another name ! What are the odds of the same identical item being listed two times on this site ? What do you think Pop_abides ?
    4. SACK29, 10 years ago
      @ThriftyGypsy Yes, You are correct. I recently purchased this Item at a Antique shop. I researched it and came across the same thing on this site or another site, obviously the last guy was looking into buying this item to. I don't think he or she looked at the bottle closely because they said it was a clear bottle. I have heard that the clear bottles are more common than amber ones. So I purchased it. I'm still not sure on just how rare this may be considering I can't find anything like it online. I was looking for any more info that someone may have here.
    5. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 10 years ago
      SACK29, There was an element of humor in my post, but there have been cases of people abusing this site, and totally ignoring the rules. You would be surprised at the number of people who try it. Members of this site usually are on the lookout for that type of behavior. Thanks for the follow up. T.G.
    6. Jenifer, 8 years ago
      Presently watching you purchase this exact item at "Loved To Death" on "Oddities: San Francisco" TV show. You guys look fabulous. Have you found that the $500 you paid to be a fair price?

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