The Bovinine Co. blotter

Description (Brief)
Blotter pad with celluloid cover. Featured are the image of a cow, logo with red cross at center, calendar for 1902 and 1903, and testimonials about the product on inside pages.
A description of Bovinine in the November 28, 1914, issue of the British Journal of Nursing reads:
"A valuable preparation, in the form of a concentrated Beef Juice. . . Because it is a powerful stimulant in cases of extreme exhaustion and shock, it is much appreciated in connection with the care of the sick and wounded. It is given either in cold water or milk and it is claimed for it that it will support injured men for long periods, and is, therefore, especially applicable where patients are to be conveyed to a Base Hospital. In cases of low vitality, due to loss of blood, it is frequently ordered by the medical profession. It is rapidly assimilated and readily tolerated by the most irritable digestive organs, and is manifestly, therefore, a preparation with which all nurses should be acquainted."
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Bovinine Company
Baltimore Badge & Novelty Co.
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 19.5 cm x 8 cm; 7 11/16 in x 3 1/8 in
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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