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Biographical sketch of Mr. Morison, the hygeist.

Author Anon
Title Biographical sketch of Mr. Morison, the hygeist.
Imprint [London]: G. Taylor
Date of Publication [1837?]
Language English
Notes This 8-page pamphlet is about James Morison (1770-1840), pill manufacturer, originally Bognie, Aberdeenshire. Morison claimed to have suffered incessant poor health until his fifties, which doctors were unable to cure and which eventually led him to develop his "Universal Vegetable Pill" in the 1820s. He sold his pills through a network of agents and local retailers throughout Europe and the USA. After a series of sudden deaths attributed to his pills, Morison having advocated taking his pills in large doses, he moved to Paris in 1834. Despite this setback affecting sales of his pills he continued to market his product aggressively, this being one of a series of pamphlets he produced, which includes a portrait of the man himself.
Shelfmark AP.1.216.21
Acquired on 29/01/16
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