Bottle w/label: Osgood's India Cholagogue New York
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 14 x 6 x 3.8 cm )
Glass medicine bottle with green tint, blown in a two-part mold, with down-tooled lip, bulged neck, rounded shoulder, rectangular body with flat chamfers, paper label affixed to bottle, and lengthwise inscription "INDIA CHOLAGOGUE"; cut base; traces of matter at corners of bottle.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
signed: in ink on bottom of paper label affixed to bottle: "Charles Osgood M[d]"
pressed: on obverse of bottle: "INDIA/CHOLAGOGUE"
pressed: on side of bottle: "OSGOOD'S"
pressed: on other side of bottle: "NEW YORK"
printed: on paper label affixed to bottle: "DIRECTIONS./FOR FEVER AND AGUE-CHILL FEVER/D[illeg.]/AGUE, or any form of INTERMITTENT FEVER, to be/taken four times in twenty-four hours-half an hour/before the ordinary time of meals and at bed time/and continued till the periodical return of the dis-/ease is broken up, which will not exceed two or/three days. It should then be taken three times/a day-morning, noon, and evening-until it effects/a permanent and radical cure... [specific instructions]"
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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