Dr. J. Walker's Vinegar Bitters

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Dyspepsia, indigestion, rheumatism, diarrhea, consumption, catarrh, bronchitis, neuralgia, headache, boils, ulcers, sore eyes, dropsy, scald head, paralysis, erysipelas, scrofula, tetter, skin diseases, bilious, remittant and intermittant fevers, pains in the back, shoulders, heart and chest, liver and kidney troubles, stomach ache, jaundice, gout and fits, dizziness, colds and coughs, croup, palpitation of the heart, lead colic, nausea, biliousness, constipation, piles, worms
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Date made
R. H. McDonald Drug Company
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
overall: 8 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 21.59 cm x 7.3025 cm
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Rheumatism & Arthritis Drugs
Diarrhea Drugs
Fever & Chill Drugs
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Blood & Liver Drugs
Kidney & Urinary Drugs
Vermifuges & Parasiticides
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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National Museum of American History


I also just read the book and that's what I thought but this description doesn't really say it could cause her to act like that. By the way loved the book!! The Address
Does anyone know if continued, extended use of this product (vinegar bitters) would cause disorientation, confusion? I'm reading a fiction book that seems to indicate so. Can't find answer online.
I was wondering the same thing! I'm reading The Address by Fiona Davis. Currently on Ch. 16 & trying to get the scoop on this Dr. Walker's Vinegar Bitters stuff!
Reading the same book. It had 5% alcohol so maybe she was really drunk.

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