Patent Medicines

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Patent Medicines

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The term “patent medicine” implies a disclosure of specifications and formulas and their success depended to a large extent on the mystery with which their makers could surround them.  Perhaps there were more than a million different patent medicines available by 1900, due in part to the protection of medicines afforded by the trade mark laws.

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