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Warner's Safe Diabetes Cure

Warner's Safe Diabetes Cure

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Diabetes cure
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
1906-1908
maker
Warner's Safe Cure Company
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Physical Description
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
Measurements
overall: 9 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 24.765 cm x 9.8425 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
MG.M-10767
catalog number
M-10767
accession number
256193
subject
Kidney & Urinary Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Diabetes
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

I started collecting 19th century medical bottles while in medical school in the late 1970's. The very first bottle was "Warner's Safe Diabetes Cure". It was embossed wth the safe as Warner made his first fortune manufacturing safes. When I retired I gave the bottle to my Endocrinologist when he opened a solo practice with a note suggesting if he prescribed Warners Cure he would be quite successful. I miss seeing that bottle on my shelf.
This bottle is a transition bottle made in 1906-1907 It was produced for a very short time with the cure embossing but bearing the cure label and the FDA statement of 1906. Soon the word cure would change to Remedy and the bottles would be embossed with the word Remedy. That changed to the Safe Remedies Co bottles and were labeled Diabetes Remedy after approx. 1909.

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