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Early Patent Medicines: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Patent Medicines" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Patent Medicines, Drugs, Cures, Medicines, Tinctures, Concoctions, Bitters, Elixirs, Tonics, Extracts, Remedies, Pain Killers, Family Medicines, Salves, Balsams, Liniments, The Great American Fraud, Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. To narrow your results for this topic, search between 1902 and 1909.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America