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The Pain-Killer Polka

Saturday 29 November 2014 at 18:43

IMAGE: Advert for Perry Davis’ Pain Killer by F. Archer, ca. 1899. Davis’ “PAIN KILLER” was originally patented in 1845 and is believed to be the first nationally advertised remedy specifically for pain, as distinct from a particular disorder. From the collection of Wellcome Library, London. SIZE: A wide variety of sizes possible including the recommended 20″ x 28″ PAPER: Available on a variety of different papers from normal posterâ�¦