Mothersill's Seasick Remedy

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Relieve as well as prevent seasickness, trainsickness, nausea or headaches caused by motion, climbing, etc.
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date made
ca 1920
Reid Drugstore
Mothersill Remedy Company, Ltd.
place made
Canada: Ontario, Montreal
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
cardboard (container material)
wax paper (container material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 3.175 cm x 5.3975 cm x 1.5875 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History


Mentioned in "The Adventures of Augie March," by Saul Bellow, chapter 25, when Augie is sent to sea during WWII. "I came on deck from an all-night bout of seasickness - - the Mothersills pills, even, hadn't helped..."
"As a cultural cross-reference, "What do you think about Mothersill's sea-sick pills? " is a lyric line in the song "Conga " from the Broadway show, "Wonderful Town, " which setting takes place in the mid 1930s in New York City."

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