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This exhibit includes selections from Hagley Library's collections related to the fascinating history of patent medicines in the United States. The items seen here are from collections open to the public for research and represent only a small portion of our materials related to patent medicine.

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Merchant's Gargling Oil Company, Lockport, New York, 1886. Hagley Trade Catalog Collection.

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