Dr. D. Jayne's Sanative Pills

Dr. D. Jayne's Sanative Pills

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Description
For liver complaint, biliousness, indigestion and constipation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid
date made
Marketing Strategies:The Philadelphia-based Dr. D. Jayne & Son was one of the first patent medicine companies to use the annual almanac as a marketing tool. They printed their first almanac in 1843. Over the next ninety years they printed and distributed more than 500 million almanacs.
after 1906 , Marketing Strategies:The Philadelphia-based Dr. D. Jayne & Son was one of the first patent medicine companies to use the annual almanac as a marketing tool. They printed their first almanac in 1843. Over the next ninety years they printed and distributed more than 500 million almanacs.
maker
Dr. D. Jayne and Son
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
gambogia (drug active ingredients)
colocynthis (drug active ingredients)
capsicum (drug active ingredients)
acacia (drug active ingredients)
aloin (drug active ingredients)
colocynth (drug active ingredients)
podophyllin (drug active ingredients)
hyoscyami (drug active ingredients)
saccharum (drug active ingredients)
paper (packaging material)
Measurements
overall: 5.5 cm x 2 cm; 2 3/16 in x 13/16 in
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3/4 in; 5.71754 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1981.0219.094
accession number
1981.0219
catalog number
1981.0219.094
Credit Line
Gift of Robert J. Locurto
subject
Laxatives
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

I have a letter regarding Sanative written by a D.L. Rowland dated Boston, March 20, 1841 that was kept and framed for some reason by my ancestors (no relation to the author). The letter (one complete page) is written regarding orders for this product, and it seems Mr. Rowland is encouraging the "Dear Sirs" to quickly order and pay for this product as it is extremely popular. I have tried for months to find any reference to Sanative, but it truly looked like the drug was "Lanative" and I could find nothing. I am very eager to find information on D.L. Rowland so that I might be able to understand why my ancestors kept the letter.

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