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Incredible dental work found on a 4,000-year-old mummy. The two centre teeth are donor teeth.

From jewel-capped teeth to golden bridges – 9,000 years of dentistry

Dentistry, in some form or another, has been practiced for at least 9,000 years, although tooth extraction and remedies for tooth aches probably go back much further. The study of ancient remains from around the world has demonstrated the ingenuity that existed in the application of surgical and cosmetic dental practices going back many millennia.

Stomach Bitters, 39% alcohol plus some roots, bark and herbs

Midwest Archeological Center

Midwest Archeological Center

Tiny tiny Original antique VICKS Drops by LastChanceAntiques, $25.00

Tiny tiny Original antique VICKS Drops COBALT BLUE medicine | Etsy

A tiny 1 7/8" tall original antique DEEP COBALT BLUE colored, oval shaped, old medicine bottle. Bottle is stamped in the glass "VICKS / DROPS". This is an ORIGINAL OLD bottle dating back about 75 years or more. A nice and clean bottle, NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. The Vicks Company got started back in the 1890's and this is one of their early bottles, nice in this tiny size!

antique Watkins bottle

antique Watkins bottle I found while remodeling an old Iowa farm house

I found this bottle in the wall of an old Iowa farm house I was remodeling about 8 years ago. If anyone has any info about this type of bottle (such as date/rarity), I would love to hear it. Thanks!

Helonia vaginal tablets with opium. These were inserted into the vagina to cure the embarrassing problem of Leukorrhea, vulgarly known as "the whites."  It refers to vaginal discharge, which is usually normal, but not appreciated in olden days. I'm not sure stuffing opium in your vagina would help, but then again I'm not an old-timey medicine show man. So what do I know?

Helonia vaginal tablets with opium. These were inserted into the vagina to cure the embarrassing problem of Leukorrhea, vulgarly known as "the whites." It refers to vaginal discharge, which is usually normal, but not appreciated in olden days. I'm not sure stuffing opium in your vagina would help, but then again I'm not an old-timey medicine show man. So what do I know?

"Ergot is derived from a fungus and it was used by midwives and doctors in the 1800s to promote contractions in birthing women. Directions on this bottle state the content was only to be used under medical supervision. Ergot also stopped bleeding after childbirth, but was also a traditional remedy to induce abortions."

Bottle of ergot extract, London, England, 1891-1950

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And yet another post about antiques...

When I pack up after an antique show like the one I did on Saturday, I sort my stuff into different categories- next show- in this case Silver Bella; stuff to sell on Ebay and Etsy; stuff to take to...

Medical Marijuana Throughout History - Medicines That Contained Cannabis

If anything will give your infant relief, it's Victor's formula...which included cannabis and chloroform. Good to heal children.

Cannabis Time Capsule 1911: Marijuana kills babies!

If anything will give your infant relief, it's Victor's formula...which included cannabis and chloroform. Good to heal children.

Dental teaching head - appropriate , considering that's how most people look at the dentist. Like they're in immense pain.

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i need 100 bottles

i need 100 bottles

laudanum= opium + alcohol

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