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Antique 19 C Stoneware Jug Radam's Microbe Killer No 1 Poison Quack Medicine yqz
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Seaford, Delaware, United States

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Antique 19 C Stoneware Jug Radam's Microbe Killer No 1 Poison Quack Medicine

Stencilled 1 Gallon Jug Famous Quackery


































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Up in this auction is a great piece of Quackery Medicine History. A late 19th century stoneware jug stencil marked,

Wm. Radam's
"MICROBE KILLER"
No. 1

We see others listing this as a Poison jug, but it is a well documented quackery medicine. It has a few small chips on the bottom rim, but minor. It measures approx. 11" tall. For those not familiar with William Radam, here is some history off thequackdoctor site on the internet (GREAT SITE!!):

Radam's Microbe Killer

Famous for its trademark showing someone walloping the living crap out of a reanimated skeleton (if skeletons can be said to possess any living crap), Radam’s Microbe Killer was a fraud.

Its inventor, William Radam, published a book, Microbes and the Microbe Killer (189o) describing at great length his quest for a cure for his own rheumatism, which he believed to have been caused by microbes. A florist and nurseryman, Radam associated the killing of microbes in the human body with the killing of pests on plants. He sought to find a harmless antiseptic gas that would cleanse the human body just as fumigation destroyed the bugs in his greenhouses.

In the book, Radam is unspecific about the methods that led to his claimed success, saying vaguely “A little more improving, and I had the antiseptic that proved to be an antiseptic, without having experimented upon my body.” (p49, revised edition 1895) Analyses, however, showed that the remedy was more than 99% water, with traces of sulphuric acid, sulphurous acid and ash (Journal of the A.M.A., 1910)

Wm RADAM’S MICROBE KILLER

Nearly all well-read people are familiar with the scientific investigations of Profs Koch and Pasteur, respectively of Germany and France, as well as a number of other scientists of almost equal renown, whose experiments have proven conclusively that all diseases are causes by microbes in the blood. They are called microbes, because they are a living matter, and only discovered by the aid of powerful microscopes. But until William Radam discovered his Microbe Killer Medicine there was absolutely nothing known in the annals of Medicine that would destroy these Microbes or Germs of Diseases existing in the blood. The Microbe Killer does Kill the Microbes in the blood without fail, as the thousands of testimonials we have in our possession demonstrate. Microbes being the cause of all diseases, Microbe Killer will therefore cure them. WE EXCEPT NO DISEASES WHATEVER. Ladies and gentlemen desiring light upon the Microbe Theory, as well as upon any disease they may be afflicted with, are cordially invited to call and get pamphlets for full particulars. We will forfeit $1000 if any single one of our testimonials can be proven as not genuine.

RADAM’S MICROBE KILLER CO.
For sale by E.C. FLEMING, Druggist,
No. South Detroit Street

Source: The Daily Gazette, Xenia, Ohio, 16 November 1889

Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 8 lbs 8 oz in a 16 x 12 x 12 box.

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