Advertisement for Allan's Anti-Fat medicine.

Advertisement for Allan's Anti-Fat medicine.

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Caption: An advertisement for Allan's Anti-Fat remedy for corpulence, patented by the Botanic Medicine Company, Buffalo, New York. The advertisement is taken from Harper's Weekly, April 27, 1878. The manufacture of patent medicines was abundant in the USA until firm restrictions were legislated in the early 20th century.

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