[ Boston: J.J. Arakeylan, Printer, n.d., ca. 1890s]. First edition. Illustrated on nearly every page with vignettes of women (socialites, actors, singers, social reformers, etc.) and their testimonials on the quality of Dr. Greene’s Nervura Blood and Nerve Remedy (The Most Marvelous Discovery for the Blood and Nerves!). Some damage to tail of spine and some dustsoiling to wrappers. A very good copy of a fragile, scarce item. Original pale pink pictorial paper wrappers. 5 in. x 8 in. 32 pp. Item #17112
The advertisements for Dr. Greene’s Nervura Blood and Nerve Remedy, a.k.a. The Medical Wonder of the Century, boast its cure-all properties for “All Who are Weak, Tired, and Nervous” and those with “Sleepless Nights and Tired Waking.” Dr. Greene’s remedy supposedly strengthens and invigorates the tired and depressed. The present item also advertises lotions, soaps, and constipation cures, some for purchase and some that can be made at home. Testimonials from important woman like Clara Barton and Belva A. Lockwood support the effectiveness and healthfulness of the products.
We could not locate any information on the origins of Dr. Greene’s Nervura Remedy, but many other laudatory advertisements at the time included testimonials from figures like the mayors of Montpelier, Vermont and Concord, New Hampshire, as well as religious figures and physicians. OCLC records four copies. New York State Library, University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania, and San Francisco Public Library.