Scarborough Historical Society Nov Meeting

Scarborough Historical Society, 19th Century Patent Medecine

I Feel Your Pain: 19th Century Patent Medicines  Roberta Ransley-Matteau will talk about the origins of patent medicines and their rise in popularity in the 19th century when people wanted a "quick fix" for their ailments. Manufacturers could make any claims they pleased and products were widely available through local stores, catalogs, and direct mail from manufacturers.  FMI, visit the Scarborough Historical Society & Museum's website at or call 885-9997.


Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 2:00pm