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Chemists & Druggists' Directory and Year Book for Scotland.

Author Gilmour, J. P. (ed.)
Title Chemists & Druggists' Directory and Year Book for Scotland.
Imprint Glasgow
Date of Publication 1914
Language
Notes There is an enormous quantity of information about medicine and business practice in Scotland on the eve of the First World War in this volume. The most striking feature of the book is certainly the adverts for miracle cures, weed killers, bandages and cosmetics which fill the opening and closing pages. The delights of 'flexible gelatine capsules' and 'Burgess' Lion Ointment' are celebrated in terms that might well have the modern Advertising Standards Agency raising an eyebrow.
Shelfmark NG.728
Acquired on 19/11/02
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