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Advertisement for Young's Arnicated Corn & Bunion Plaisters; 1860-1880

Atkinson and Corfield

Advertisement for Young's Arnicated Corn & Bunion Plaisters; 1860-1880
3 0 c m
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

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An advertisement for "Young's Arnicated Corn & Bunion Plaisters", with red text and a picture of foot with plaster.
Plaisters (also spelled 'plasters') were a common method of administering medicinal substances to patients well into the 20th century. They were made up of paste containing medicinal ingredients spread onto a piece of cloth and applied to the skin. The active ingredients would then be absorbed through the skin into the body.

This advertisement for Young's Arnicated Corn & Bunion Plaisters dates from about 1875. The plant Arnica was used to treat corns and bunions on feet. It is still believed by homoeopathic practitioners to have anti-inflammatory properties, and is used by them to treat sprains and bruises.

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1860 AD - 1880 AD
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