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Object Name Pillbox
Collection Candis Joyce Collection
Permission of use Donation
Catalog Number 2012.5.008
Accession number 2012.5.
Caption Antikamnia box a.
Catalog date 2012-11-01
Cataloged by Webber, Kate
Classification Domestic Life
Artifacts
Description 'Vest pocket box' of Antikamnia Tablets.

Front of box reads: "Opposed to pain," "No drug habit induced=no heart effect," "Manufactured only by The Antikamnia Co. St. Louis, MO., U.S.A., 46 Holborn Viaduct, London, L.C." "Price 25 cents."

Back ( parts obscured by rust denoted by ---) reads: "Antikamnia ----, Registered Sept. 3 [?], 1890, For --- headaches, neuralgias, rheu---- pains, cold-in-the-head, la grippe, women's pains, indegestion, etc. Absolutely free from opium, morphine, arsenic, cola, cocaine or ch----. None are g---------- without the --------."

Antikamnia was later proven to have negative health effects, being composed of addictive and harmful compounds (some reported cases of ill health and even death).
Dimension type 1
Imagefile 004\201205008.JPG
Number of images 2
Source Candis Joyce
Title Antikamnia box