Oxydonor Victory


Hercules Sanche (1838-1928) was a peripatetic healer who, in the 1890s, obtained patents in Canada, England, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. Sanche also advertised widely. The Oxydonor, he promised, “supplies Oxygen to the blood, and cures disease and pain under Nature’s own laws.” Inscriptions on this example refer to several patents and trademark registrations.

Ref: Hercules Sanche, How Man Lives And Is Master of Disease (Detroit and Montreal, 1892).

Hecules Sanche, Oxydonor Victory (1893).

Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, “The Giver of Oxygen: Hercules Sanche and the Oxydonor,” Journal of Medical Humanities 17 (1996): 31-43.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0165.801Catalog Number: 2012.0165.801Accession Number: 2012.0165

Object Name: therapeutic devicequack device

Measurements: overall, as stored: 2 in x 5 1/2 in x 6 in; 5.08 cm x 13.97 cm x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-2673-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1463550

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