Cover image for Potions or poisons
Title:
Potions or poisons
Author:
Ackroyd, David.
Publication Information:
[United States] : A&E : distributed in the U.S. by New Video, 2010.

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 47 min.) : sound, color, black and white; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In the late nineteenth century, costumed performers roamed rural America entertaining people and selling vast quatities of medicinal preparations. Usually neither beneficial nor healthy, their elixirs ofter contained opium, cocaine, mercury, and grain alcohol.
General Note:
Originally produced for the television show In search of history in 1999.
Language:
English
Contents:
Hadacol -- First patent medicine -- Placebo effect -- Advertising -- Pitchmen -- The Pure Flood and Drug Act -- Alternative medicines..
Added Uniform Title:
In search of history (Television program)
ISBN:
9781422985939
UPC:
733961222906
Format :
DVD