Upjohn Fun Fact #15  

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Dinner Pills were made by many companies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
. The Upjohn Company sold them from 1886 to 1919. The Upjohn example below has a lot number on the bottom right of the label so it was made after 1910. The "Lady Webster" signified a generic formulation that was used nationally. Dinner Pills were claimed to cure constipation, billiousness, dyspepsia, sick headache, loss of appetite, torpid liver and indigestion. Aloes appears to have anti-inflammatory and laxative effects. Mastich is said to delay the absorption of the aloes, which insures its action on the large bowel. Apparently this product gave people some relief. Aloes, Mastic and Red Rose were all extracted from plants, as every pharmaceutical substance was during that era. 


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